Monday, April 27, 2009

Never mind, that was just dumb.


How about we forget that recent Stephen Taylor post, it was just silly and pointless. And, as others have pointed out to me on the side, I can do better.

Mea culpa.

16 comments:

thwap said...

What was the problem?

wv="rocheme"

That post roched me!1

CC said...

Upon further review, it was unnecessarily tacky. Now, if someone could find, somewhere, a "Stephen Taylor" who'd been busted for being a cross-dressing hooker, I'd reconsider.

Ti-Guy said...

I must have missed that post. Did you delete it?

This Is Me Posting said...

In the interest of being fair, and playing devil's advocate, you just deleted a post.

Isn't that what you chastise the BTs for all the time?

CC said...

Yes, but feel free to consider why what I did was slightly different.

Ti-Guy said...

In the interest of being fair, and playing devil's advocate...

...and juvenile, don't forget juvenile.

CC (and many, many others) chastise the wingnuts for deleting posts all the time because they delete posts all the time.

Anyway, put up a post calling KKKate a KKKunt. That's always accurate and appropriate.

KEvron said...

i've got a couple i'd like to retract, but i leave 'em there anyway, just to keep me honest.

and i thought your point was well made with the previous post.

KEvron

sooey said...

You know what's funny? I read this blog all the time and I've yet to click on a link to take me to Stephen Taylor's blog to see what's up.

This Is Me Posting said...

@Ti-Guy

I sincerely hope you're not referring to me.

I've never advocated against people deleting posts. Its their blog, its their prerogative. Just like its CC's prerogative to delete whatever he likes.

I was just pointing out that, since I didn't read the post, and have no idea of its content, the situation might not be all that different from what CC lambastes the BTs for. We - certainly I, at least - have no way of knowing.

@CC

I dunno why you did what you did, CC. I didn't read the post. Frankly, nor do I care about your reasons for doing so. Its your blog, do what you want. I've certainly written a few things in my day that I've later regretted and purged, so I'm not against what you did at all.

Its nice that you're at least informing us that you deleted the post - which is something we'd never see a BT do - but its still purging a post on a blog where you reprimand those who do the same.

I'm just pointing out that if you champion a standard, one should maintain that standard as best they can - which means living with the mistakes at times - and learning from it so one can be a better person in the future (or a more prudent writer). That's all I'm saying.

KEvron said...

"put up a post calling KKKate a KKKunt. That's always accurate and appropriate."

*ahem*

KEvron

wv = "stshic"

sooey said...

I think it's really lame when people post long boring comments pointing out what they were pointing out in a previous long boring comment about how someone just did that thing they're always accusing dumber people of doing.

And no, I'm not talking to you, This is me posting, so there's no need to get all paranoid and trigger happy and start shooting people.

sooey said...

Sigh. Okay. I was talking about you, This is me posting.

But I'm sorry now and wish I hadn't posted that comment at all.

Cameron Campbell said...

"In the interest of being fair, and playing devil's advocate, you just deleted a post.

Isn't that what you chastise the BTs for all the time?"

No, what CC chastises for is people who say horrible, racist, violent, homophobic crap and then when called on it pretend it never happened at all... the "post, what post" syndrome.

the rev. paperboy said...

Cameron puts the puck on the net --deleting a post and telling people you have deleted it and why and offering a mea culpa is hardly the same as the "down the memory hole" approach that CC criticizes.

Mike said...

I read the original and though I thought it was a bit ribauld, I didn't think it was that bad. Though, given the subject matter of the "Stephen Taylor" of the post, it may have crossed a line...one that a lawyer may have been interested in?

Considering this is the only time that I know of that CC has deleted a post and he did it for reasons for fairness and taste rather than to quash dissent, I'll cut him some slack.

KEvron said...

it's not as if it said "fuck stephen taylor and his grief!"

KEvron, pressing his luck