February 2, 2010 9 Comments
Those of you who know me are aware I’m a libertarian. I believe in maximising freedom of thought and action in the public sphere, but like the classic liberal dilemma, my right to throw a punch ends where your nose begins. As a free market capitalist I also believe that in the private sphere the management has the right to refuse admission. I believe proprietors can do whatever the hell they want with their own business concerns and punters who object can go elsewhere. The only right the punter has is to hold the proprietor to the terms of the contract.
This blog is a private concern, and until two months ago was locked down entirely. That it is now publicly accessible is my gift to you the dear reader, but don’t get ideas that you are a stakeholder. I value comments and have been fortunate so far that nearly all commentors have been fellow bloggers who I respect and admire. Invariably, over time, this blog’s comment section will become home to blithering idiots and resident cunts. I’m telling you all right now that I will indulge them only when it pleases me, and boot them when it doesn’t. Simple guidelines:
1. Spam is deleted and the spammer banned. This includes tedious cut’n'pastes or repostings of comments from other blogs.
2. Sockpuppeting likewise will not be tolerated. Once I figure out how to recognise it.
3. No personal information is to be exchanged by anybody about anything. Although I’m rare amongst Game bloggers in that I post detailed field reports and include photos, I still take steps to prevent the girls from being identified. Any attempt to “out” the girls will result in instant banning and start up the engine of relentless revenge. Same goes for people posting info about me. My identity isn’t a secret but I don’t want to make it easy for my enemies.
4. I have no problem at all with racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-islam or whatever the current -ism de jour is. Unfortunately WordPress does have a problem with it. Keep it subtle and intellectual (e.g. HBD, MRA) rather than slinging slanderous phrases.
The above policy is subject to change at any time, may or may not be enforced depending on my mood, and will be happily inconsistent. If you’ve got a problem with that, invest your time in a different blog.
UPDATE: I will ignore all questions that relate to issues I’ve already discussed on my blog. Use the search function, do some work.