I’m not a prude. However, I have a desire to maintain a certain level of decorum here at Hogewash!, and some of the comments that have been appearing of late are going over the line I wish to maintain.
Specifically, many of the comments directed at Bill Schmalfeldt have been unnecessarily vulgar. As Stacy McCain has noted, the best way to discredit Bill Schmalfeldt is to quote him. Here at this blog, there is no need to add more crudeness. Some of the comments directed at other members of Team Kimberlin have crossed the line also.
Effective immediately, I will delete any unnecessarily vulgar comments made about anyone on this blog. I value my readers’ comments and support, but I value my attempt to run a clean cut blog even more.
No, I can’t provide a specific set of rules, but looking at the tone of my writing in a post should give a clue about what’s acceptable.
UPDATE—I’ve got no problem with critical or even insulting remarks. Just keep it out of the gutter.