Friday, June 02, 2006

Blatent (ish) abuse of me posting priviledges... On a particularly vacous article on Comment is Free, GoldfishOfEdinburgh:
As a woman who reads a fair few blogs (everything from Europhobia to Tim Worstall and DK to RhetoricallySpeaking) but has never bitten the bullet and written one, I was surprised by just how much this article has annoyed me.
No idea who you are, but bite the damn bullet. Blogging is fun. Besides, you can obviously write...
If other bloggers show an inability to debate (such as flinging playground insults instead of explaining *why* they think you're wrong) then show them up for it. I have a choice: be offended by the attitudes of some (and, to be honest, they're in the minority) male bloggers, or be offended by the patronising, 'mummy-knows-best' attitude of the Guardian's (female and male) opinionistas. I certainly know which one annoys me the most.
DK? She says she reads this place, so I figured what the heck. Hopin that's ok with you...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes indeed.

"Write it, damn you. What else are you good for?" (James Joyce)

Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah, and the main article? Typical ill-conceived guardianista twaddle.

Anonymous said...

It was me, numptyhead! I know it's been a while, but I thought you'd recognise my ranting style by now.

Anonymous said...

Whoops, suddenly realised you're not DK. Sorry!

Devil's Kitchen said...

As soon as I read this, I thought it was you, Witchy! It was the "I was surprised by just how much this article has annoyed me" line that gave you away: it had Witchy restraint written all over it. Anyone else would have written, "Jesus, this article is a load of old shit!"

DK

P.S. You should write though...

BD said...

This made me realise one of the Very Annoying Things about Comment is Free - unlike most every other blog on the planet with comments, there's no way to link to your own site or anywhere else without hard copying the address into your comment. It's as though hypertext is just something that happens to other people.

And then because there's no html allowed, you have to resort to elaborate quote and double quote marks to differentiate between your words and someone else's.

It's stupid and ugly and - more importantly means that it's hard to follow discussions out of the general melee and into more detailed discussions or evidence of specific points. Boh.

Now, as I've pointed out the things that need to be fixed, can I have some consultancy money?

Anonymous said...

BD; no, thou canst, because we've all been saying the same things since it started; they want to disallow html in order to prevent spam &c, but doing so creates more problems than before.

Sunny started the idea that we should each create a standard 'sig' for the bottom of each post, but that didn't take off...

Witchy; I was pretty sure I recognised the comment style, but wasn't certain, so thought I'd root you out. Just sign up for Blogger, y'know you want to really.

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