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July 14, 2004

A quick note about comments.

Before I was able to write last night I had to do some housekeeping. It seems that at some point yesterday my online labor of love was discovered by some unsavory types. I had to go through all the back entries and delete 60+ messages in the comment fields that advertised websites and services for “special interests” of various sorts. This included things that I never suspected existed or, in some cases, have tried to forget ever since I heard they existed.

With my cleaning efforts I also locked down the comments on old entries. I’ll leave comments open on new posts but after a few days I’ll be closing them as well. It’s not that I am against midgets, little people, etc., or their professional career in “entertainment” but it seems to be out of sync with management’s goals around here.

Based on traffic levels the overwhelming majority of you tend not to post comments. (I suppose this means mine is an audience of voyeurs.) In many ways this is a lot like radio where you talk into the microphone but rarely “hear” what your audience thinks.

I can tell you that the comments that are posted are read enthusiastically and remain what I look forward to the most. I hope that you, my gentle readers, won’t mind the restriction on older entries. A site without feedback strikes me as being a bit autocratic.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Posted by Jim at July 14, 2004 08:31 AM