Frank Frazetta, RIP (via Boing Boing)
Yes. You had one comment about Violet Blue that was unpublished because it was in a different thread. We don’t delete comments.
This is about the Boing-Boing “We don’t delete, we unpublish” deal that is going on, and Antinous has hit the nail on the head, the Boingers (and their Internet White Knights) seem to miss. When something is removed from public access on the web, it has been deleted. Just because the delete button wasn’t used, doesn’t make the person accusing you of deleting it wrong, just semantically different.
Then he comes back with zingers like:
Perhaps you should read the Moderation Policy.
Which just feeds the damn fire.
Antinous and TNH are both acting like they are personally under attack (right from the beginning, before they started calling people out I mean) and have failed to separate themselves from Boing Boing as an entity. It’s easy for an individual to take an assault on their employer or community as a personal insult, it’s another thing to start calling your customers (and that’s what readers of boing boing are) idiots and malcontents in a public forum. In the end Boing Boing is a money-making enterprise and having it’s employees activily insult customers is egregiously silly.
Now here is a Comment to Watch:
If it is still there later, more blog drama to ensue.