Chances are the only reason you're on this page
is because you posted "You Suck! You Must be a Commie, or a Terrorist or a Lesbo"
or "How Old Are You Anyway?" or "Blah Blah Blah -Here's a Link to the Stuff I'm
Selling" or you wrote the equivalent of a rambling diatribe that went on for
half a page instead of, oh, say, linking to your own blog if you want to write a
thesis... and you wonder why your post didn't show up.
Here's maybe why.
Speech is free but Somervell County Salon is moderated. Somervell County Salon is like a fun,
privately-owned club where people come to discuss things. It is online news and a BLOG, meaning
that it reflects in a basic way the opinions of the front page posters who post
on this site. We like you coming here to read and want to hear your comments,
but it's also our property. (Written in *editorial we* style by the site
salon.glenrose.net owner and manager, *salon* who wants an inclusive blog
community that all feel part of, as long as..... ) You don't have to agree with us, but we think you
should have to reply with some modicum of logic and reasoning. You can't come in
here and trash it. You also can't come in here and whine about your free speech
rights after dumping garbage on the floor. You can say anything you want on your
own blog, where you can also dump your garbage. Not here. And if you don't like
your post being deleted, we aren't necessarily going to get into an argument
with you about why we did it-your comment will likely be removed without reply
Don't forget we have a life and are not sitting
here 24x7. We enjoy your comments-but we may be out canoeing in the Brazos or
watching a movie or letting our carpal tunnel take a break:)
Want to insult somebody when you're living the
dream of being back in grade school? Including lots of gratuitous foul language? Can't do it here, your post will either be
deleted before getting published, or if you're a regular, it will be deleted
when we see it.
Please try to warn if you're going to post
something others might think is offensive. We particularly don't mind if
comments not in good taste are offensive, as long as they're funny. We think
McBlogger is funny. Others might not and should be warned. On the other hand, if
we think you're offensive and you're also not funny, your comment may be
Oh, the site
owner, salon, while not FROM Texas, has kin all over the place,
lived her a good percentage of her life, including as a child,
and her grandparents, mom, and one of her kids was born in
Texas. So if you try that trite "Leave the State (or US) if you
don't like X", your comment will be deleted because you don't
get to be rude like that here.
Do we think you're a troll and you're intending
to cause trouble just because? We know the difference between somebody that is
trying to discuss even when we don't all disagree and somebody who is the type
that likes to hang behind the fence and throw rocks. And if you want to be
hateful, don't forget we log IPs.
You also can't
troll the site by posting under multiple anonymous names instead
of just one, especially if you're a registered member. Pick a
name and stick to it. If we at all think you are attempting to
comment multiple times with multiple fake names, you may be
banned from the site
If you a. have your own business b. are trying
to get traffic to your website just because by copying and pasting promos into
every site you can or c. are being paid for a marketing firm or the government
to do rebuttals... and we figure it out, we're going to delete your post.
You can't copy and paste entire articles from
some other site. You just can't. That is called violating copyright laws. If you
want to use a few fair-use paragraphs to make a point and then put in a link to
the rest, have at it. We also like it if you want to link to your own site where
you have written the rest of your long and hopefully cogent arguments for why
you think the way you do. But you can't do it in the comment section here.
Go login to post. Or you can post
anonymously-ALL anonymous, non-logged in comments are always moderated, meaning
you will wait till we get time to see if we'll okay it. Give yourself a fake username, we don't care.