I’ve been moderated

Posted on October 28th, 2009 by Bernie Russell
I’ve been moderated
Non-fame at last – A Guardian moderator has deleted a comment I posted on the George Monbiot (aka The Moonbat) blog today.
The post was a long rant about how Tony Blair was a war criminal who should be arrested and dragged before a People’s Tribunal. (Sort of. See for yourself.)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/oct/26/making-blair-eu-president-crazy?
Poster boy
I was vastly entertained by the post, as I always am by the Moonbat’s ravings, and I made the following comment:
The Moonbat speaks!
And this is way past his best.
My favourite bit:
To stimulate this process, I will put up the first £100 of a bounty (to which, if he gets the job, I will ask readers to subscribe), payable to the first person to attempt a non-violent arrest of President Blair. It shouldn’t be hard to raise several thousand pounds. I will help set up a network of national arrest committees, exchanging information and preparing for the great man’s visits. President Blair would have no hiding place: we will be with him wherever he goes.
So the Moonbat is financing a Guardianista goon squad? A kind of N4 Dog the Bounty Hunter posse?
Just hilarious!
Please, George…no more. My stomach hurts from laughing.
Laugh … I thought I’d never start …
OK, Oscar Wilde it ain’t. But it was just a lunch-break dig, and some of the other posts were way beyond pompous. I thought it was a fair pop.
And I only mocked. Usually, the Guardianistas just mock back.
Imagine my surprise, therefore, when I hit Reload and saw the following in place of my witty riposte:
This comment has been removed by a moderator. Replies may also be deleted.
Carrying moderation to excess
I dunno. Seems a bit much. Can’t they take a joke? And it makes me wonder what else they’re moderating, and why they’re moderating it.

Non-fame at last – a Guardian moderator has deleted a comment I posted on the George Monbiot (aka The Moonbat) blog today.

The post was a long rant about how Tony Blair was a war criminal who should be arrested and dragged before a People’s Tribunal. (Sort of. See for yourself.)

Post strike
I was vastly entertained by the post, as I always am by the Moonbat’s ravings, and I made the following comment:

The Moonbat speaks!
And this is way past his best.
My favourite bit:

To stimulate this process, I will put up the first £100 of a bounty (to which, if he gets the job, I will ask readers to subscribe), payable to the first person to attempt a non-violent arrest of President Blair. It shouldn’t be hard to raise several thousand pounds. I will help set up a network of national arrest committees, exchanging information and preparing for the great man’s visits. President Blair would have no hiding place: we will be with him wherever he goes.

So the Moonbat is financing a Guardianista goon squad? A kind of N4 Dog the Bounty Hunter posse?
Just hilarious!
Please, George…no more. My stomach hurts from laughing.

Laugh … I thought I’d never start …
OK, Oscar Wilde it ain’t. But it was just a lunch-break dig, and some of the other posts were way beyond pompous. I thought it was a fair pop.

And I only mocked. Usually, the Guardianistas just mock back.

Imagine my surprise, therefore, when I hit Reload and saw the following in place of my witty riposte:

This comment has been removed by a moderator. Replies may also be deleted.

Carrying moderation to excess
I dunno. Seems a bit much. I know it’s their server and all that – but can’t they take a joke? And it makes me wonder what else they’re moderating, and why they’re moderating it.

One Response to “I’ve been moderated”

  1. Profile photo of Sue Watling Sue Watling says:

    This reminds me that the BBC don’t appear to want my contributions to their digital revolution debate http://www.bbc.co.uk/digitalrevolution/ (described as an ‘open’ and ‘collaborative’ documentary). I don’t see why – I only wanted to comment on their apparent lack of attention to assistive technology. So far all my requests for registration have been ignored. If anyone reading this has managed to get through maybe they’d like to mention some of these issues for me…… ???

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