The past 24 hours has seen some hurt feelings on the blog. What an amazing surprise.
But I want to ask all of you to take it a bit more in stride. If you don't like what someone has said on the page, feel free to reply with, "I'm offended. I don't think this in keeping with this blog." That's much better than sending me a note threatening to leave the page and suggesting I'm special friends with the person who's offended you. I cannot control every thing. I don't want to control every thing.
And when you think I've botched things by not vetting posts properly, or not sanctioning people the right way - or at all - try being nice about it. Don't do like Prickly Prof did by writing and calling me clueless and a much worse moderator than Fab was. Shit, Prick-ly, I know all of that. But this is what it is, honey. This is the blog as it is now. If I'm doing such a bad job, please feel free to read some other blog. You don't seem to like anyone here anyway, so I'm betting you just like seeing your name in print every now and again.
After I took over again, I swear to God I got tested more and more with little tiny jabs through the email, and the occasional testing comment on the page. I don't want to spend time weighing each offense and zapping comments. It's grueling and no fun. And it creates a whole other level of things.
Mean Prof, you didn't like the fox post. Okay. But you just had to comment on it and make someone feel small, right? You are not dumb. You're bright. I've read your comments. You only commented in order to make someone feel bad. Does that sound like a useful thing, knowing what you know about the people who have tried to run this page for the past three years? If you want to exercise on someone, pick a blog where the dismissive and combative are relished.
It makes me fucking crazy to have to write posts ABOUT the blog, but it always feels as if it's teetering on the edge, with longtime members freaking out about this or the other. I'm not going to let open hostility erupt in the comments, but we can all do a better job of letting the page run freely and with limited moderation if we just let some things go. (I'm referring to a number of emails over the past 2 weeks by folks who felt their contributions were not taken seriously or in the spirit in which they were sent.)
Oh, and Suzy is not a homophobe. What the fuck is wrong with you? If I get one more email like that I'm just going to replace the whole fucking page with my hubby's fantasy football page. His team is 7-1, he's got a bunch of Denver Bronco receivers, and he's a sexy beast.