I Really Like Persona Paper Ã¢â‚¬Â¦. BUT
So I was reading some new stuff today and something caught my attention like a bulldozer to the face. Today's hot topic is .. short (spam) comments?
Really? Short comments are evil things that should be expelled to the outer limits of the abyss? Don't come at me with your grand ideas about eliminating or reducing spam either. I've seen no less than half a dozen "articles" that are nothing more than cut-and-paste bad translations. Or nothing more than reposts from Bubblews.
Do I have a problem with non-english speakers or reposting? Nope, I just think that keeping the site READABLE is more important than going off half cocked on a crusade against what you might think are "SPAM" comments.
Be careful that you don't take your policies and their enforcement too far. I don't tend to leave short comments, but I have been known to bend to the strong desire to SAY something instead of just clicking the like button. Comments, even short ones, represent a connection between the writer and the reader that a simple button click CANNOT replace.
Well, if I'm gonna paint a big bullseye on myself I may as well go all out eh?
Family friendly. Hmmm …. I don't have a problem with the IDEA. I don't even have a problem with most of the policy. But there's something there that's bugging me. Oh yeah, I know what it is!
We don't live in a Norman Rockwell painting. Take it easy ya'll, before you find yourself making a list of "bad" words. next thing you know I won't be able to talk about how wonderful a cold beer is on a hot day.
Take a look around. Beware that your utopian ideals don't create a dictatorship. Learn from that "other site" as much as you can, but don't become worse in different ways. I LOVE this site … BUT.
P.S. - I think "nice post" is irritating too. Just sayin.
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I am an artist, writer, ordained interfaith minister, veteran, spiritualist, androgyne, and piles of other labels that never seem to fit. I am following my passion and attempting to make myself and the world a better place. I think that through compassion and understanding we can all become one unified race of human beings. I also think that life is better when you remember to play. Be good to each other and spread the virus of love and compassion.
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