I have banned, I believe, two people from this blog so far. I ought to have banned several more on the basis of causing disruption or making conversation generally more difficult. And there are certainly more posts I should have yanked than the handful I have. The trouble is, I’m a Minnesotan. Whenever I think of banning someone, or even removing a post, I go, “But…but…I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.” And so I let the disruption go on.
Here we see the problem with Minnesota Nice.
Anyway, this is to announce that, from now on, jenphalian will be helping to moderate. If you are rude (by my standards or hers), or if your posts make the discussion less productive (in my opinion or hers), you may have the post yanked (there will be some explanation at least, but probably not a great deal), or, if one of us deems it appropriate, we will kick your ass to the curb.
I do not plan to use disemvoweling. But I might change my mind if I get pushed hard enough.
Oh, and, if one of us yanks your post, do not appeal to the other: Mommy and Daddy are together on this, and we will turn this blog around and take us all home if we need to.