“any of your comments may (and probably will) be used against you in a court of law.”

Whilst Slugger already has a commenting policy, one which despite frequent claims to the contrary we do attempt to enforce, the great and the good are currently exercising themselves over a bloggers’ ‘code of conduct’.. as Damien previously noted.. ANYhoo.. Via the Professor, here’s a new and improved commenting policy which I fully intend to force recommend Mick to implement here. [*ahem* – Ed]

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  • ATW also covered the topic today.

  • History Lesson

    Pete how can you expect to have a commenting policy when you can’t control the hords of multi posts from one political party (SF) burying valid posts in innuedo and smear.
    Like locusts they decend multi posting at the start of posts that they deem arkward for the Party and kill it with garbage, lies, spin, or trashy smears of the lowest form

  • Gonzo

    It can’t be controlled completely, partly because of posts like yours.

  • Dread Cthulhu

    HL: “Pete how can you expect to have a commenting policy when you can’t control the hords of multi posts from one political party (SF) burying valid posts in innuedo and smear.
    Like locusts they decend (sic) multi posting at the start of posts that they deem arkward for the Party and kill it with garbage, lies, spin, or trashy smears of the lowest form.”

    Unless you are able to see the IP addresses, HL, all you are doing is indulging in “innuendo and smear.”

    You sound as if you’re disappointed the various and sundry didn’t suddenly bob and nod in agreement with your post. Life’s rough — I would recommend a helmet… and, in this instance, perhaps knee-pads.

  • HL,
    In my exp ( over 2 yrs ) the truth is the exact opposite of what you’re claiming. For example on the thread this morning: “Garvaghy Road Resignation Confirmed”, the children swarm in first dragging it into the sewer, Mick steps in, does a bit of necessary pruning, after which adults can continue to discuss without the knee-jerk sectarianism; many of these posters, though not exclusively are in sympathy with SF’s viewpoint.

    I would suggest the reason for that goes right back to the Maze; when republicans set about thinking things through, in order to bring about change, the results of which post-conflict are right here with us; and its a good thing; perhaps a history lesson is needed on your part.

    So I totally reject your analysis; esp as you’ve only been here for 5 mins; or perhaps you’d like to reveal your previous persona(s)

    Now would be a good time.

  • Chris Donnelly

    Parci

    Now that would be an interesting revelation. Over to you, ‘History lesson????’

  • Mick Fealty

    That would also be playing the man!

    FFS, did any of you actually read the article that Pete linked to? If you did and you have nothing to say but grind your own axe, then, please, please, it really is best when you say nothing at all!!

  • SuperSoupy

    I read it. It was a piss take of angst merchants. The comments are reflecting it quite well imho.

  • Mick,
    I’m simply trying to put it straight after outrageous accusations and man-playing in post 2.

    If you want to give HL cover that’s up to you; but I for one don’t need to play the man, as I have full confidence in my ability to take apart the logic of someone’s arguement, or at least challenge it, and perhaps tease it out further.

    I’m aware Sluggers is going through a trying time; and don’t wish to add to its difficulties.

  • Pete Baker

    “FFS, did any of you actually read the article that Pete linked to?”

    Slightly unfair, Mick ;o)

    Dread showed clear indications of having read the article concerned.. and that we’re in the humour category.

  • Mick Fealty

    My bad…

  • Pete Baker

    Dread showed clear indications… not sure any of the others did though. ;o)

  • Ben

    It’s right and fine to bitch and moan about the trash talking and reductionism in here, and some of the repetitive itch scratching. On the other hand, it’s clearly not stopping most of us from spending a considerable amount of time Slugging. That’s testimony to the quality of some of the exchange, and the value of the medium, as you lot at the top well know. So yeah, it’s aggravating at times, but power to Slugger, as fine a place as you can exchange views, info, and insults on the web. By the way, I expect David Trimble to quote my remarks before the end of the week. Cheers, Ben