I, too, am uncomfortable with the homophobic anger in the post below. I know folks always bark about moderation, but who wants to be around that?
THE Myra? Oh, wow, I love you and remember you.I wrestle with the moderation thing, and the terrible comments below make me uneasy. I don't want to make a mistake or set a precedent. I have not gotten much feedback about this matter so am choosing to let it work itself out.Thank you for your comments, too, Reg.
I have dealt with significantly more heated and eloquent abuse than this. Please do not worry about my feelings. The only part of the comments that worries me is the accusation that I am hijacking/harming the page.If that is ever the case, please please alert me. I love this place and would never want to do it any injustice.
You're not exactly the usual Misearian and you've been posting a lot. Both to the front page and in the comments.Now, granted, new faces and content are both good things, but it has been kind of sudden. It may have taken some folks aback.Which is not to say I'm suggest that you shut up or go away. This place has it's slow patches and what ever gets us over them is just what the Professor ordered.
That's fair. Been trying to scale it back a tad with that in mind.
I agree with Pumpkin's assessment, and (as a person who sometimes feels that she's commenting a bit too much herself), that sounds like a plan. It's good to have a variety of voices, and the mix varies over time. That's to the good, I think, as long as it keeps varying and doesn't settle into a rut.
Which I wouldn't say we're in any danger of doing, based on a week or so. And Crystal (Chrystal?) keep it up (please, please keep it up). As far as I can tell, things are going just fine (i.e. weirdly and wonderfully unpredictably and sometimes maddeningly, just as usual).
I, too, wrestle with this one. On the one hand, ugh. Just ugh. On the other hand, it obviously reflects badly on the poster, not the attackee, and there's something to be said for occasional proof that this sort of stuff really does lurk in the shadows (and I realize I reveal my privilege by needing proof/confirmation; I suspect that gay colleagues, students, etc. have it confirmed all too frequently, out of the actual shadows, which would be terrifying.) Erasing it here doesn't make it go away in real life. I certainly wouldn't want to see it appear any more frequently than very occasionally, and would suggest steps to stop/block it if that happened, but occasionally -- well, see comment on who it reflects on above. Also, how Conan feels about it strikes me as significant, so I'm glad he weighed in. Also, Myra Adele Logan, even though I'm disagreeing (at least partially, at least I think so) with you, it's great to see you! What have you been up to? Surely you have some Misery to relate? Please share!
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I appreciate that. I wrote this same comment in different forms the past two comments and fussed over how they sounded.