11/24/2006

Labour commenters force "Comments Moderation" - Sorry !

Sadly, due to a large number of silly comments, both personal in their attacks on me and in praise of one "Gary Elsby - Stoke on Trent", I have now had to introduce comment moderation.

Sorry to those legitimate people who post comments. I can assure you that I will not be using moderation to keep down criticism. I will be using it, however, to keep out the childish and quite pathetic comments of some clearly Labour commentators who have let themselves and their party down.

So please keep posting your comments, we need a proper debate on the issues.

10 comments:

Tristan said...

That sucks...

I've seen this all too often over the Internet...

Keep on blogging, I hope you don't get too many abusive comments in the future, but there will always be those vocal idiots who insist on being abusive (perhaps I should call them tossers, seems like the current favoured term ;) )

Bob Piper said...

I would advise against this unless it is really serious. I had a similar bit of nuisance from the tiresome Michael Oakeshott, but after taking the piss out of him, he eventually went away.

The reason I would hesitate is firstly because it seems like censorship, and you lose the spontaneity of someone making a comment and getting someone else to respond.

Also, Gary may be a bit confusing (or should that be confused, but don't assume other people can't see that too.

Norfolk Blogger said...

Thanks for the positiv words.

I'm sorry Bob that people like Gary and his organised cronies give your party a bad name.

I always wanted to keep it moderatiomn free, but there is always some idiot(s) who will spoil it.

Iain Dale said...

I used to have this from Gary Elsby. There was a simple solution. I banned him from posting. The guy's a waster. It's your blog and you should feel free to do what you like with it.

Norfolk Blogger said...

I have already since starting moderation had to reject two more of Gary's postings because of the lack of debate and what I would describe as personal attacks.

Michael Oakeshott said...

Very good Bob. Didn't you start deleting my comments because it was I who was taking the piss out of you? Anyone who wants evidence only has to look at the archive and judge for themselves. I went away because you silenced me. Which would make you a hypocrite.

By the way, I like this blog.

Norfolk Blogger said...

I don't know who is right or wrong in this case so cannot comment.

All I will sayis that it is a sad state when people who don't have their own blogs try to ruin the blogs of other people.

Michael, thanks for your comments about my blog. It's appreciated.

michael oakeshott said...

I have to say Nich, that gary is always fair if you look around. It's Ian dale that gives him a bad name for being labour. I suppose gary is used to that though.

Michael Oakeshott said...

That wasn't me by the way. My personal view is that Gary Elsby is a WOM. He doesn't exist. I have made many posts elsewhere under his name as a Tony loving parody.

Norfolk Blogger said...

Sorry Michael. Perhaps you had better set yourself up a Blogger ID ?

It seems that all my "problem" comments relates to Gary. Made up comments praising Gary pretending to be from Michael Oakshott, comments within minutes from a range of anonymous people all praising Gary.

Gary, what does the evidence point to ?

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