Note to readers

January 12, 2021 • 8:30 am

Just a reminder to readers—actually, two reminders.

First: do be aware of how often you post on a thread. “Da Roolz“, or the commenting guidelines, say this:

9.)  Try not to dominate threads, particularly in a one-on-one argument. I’ve found that those are rarely informative, and the participants never reach agreement. A good guideline is that if your comments constitute over 10% of the comments on a thread, you’re posting too much.

I can raise the limit to 15%, but to my mind some threads are being dominated by people who can’t resist posting over and over. This tends to intimidate others who think that “regulars” get preference. I’d prefer you to combine your comments if possible.

Also, be aware that I get several hundred emails a day—so many that I either forget some or don’t have time to acknowledge, much less answer, everyone.  My suggestion is that if you have things to send to me (and I do appreciate links and tips, which inspire many of my posts), please do so only once every two or three days. Otherwise I’m in danger of losing things. The exceptions include errors, typos, and other things that should be corrected immediately.



12 thoughts on “Note to readers

  1. Could try slipping a 20 dollar bill in the email – that might work – if there’s a way to do it…

    I kid I kid!

  2. Wrong place to intimate this, I know, but I am overjoyed to discover that Lisa Montgomery has again been granted a stay of execution; this time on the substantive ground of there being s need for s competency hearing. I hope she can eventually escape the death penalty.

    1. Well, I didn’t know that and I’m glad. Did the Supreme Court step in? She clearly has substantial mental issues, and of course I’m opposed to all executions. I hope that Biden commutes all death sentences to life (some without parole, perhaps) when he takes office.

  3. “This tends to intimidate others who think that “regulars” get preference.”

    Yes. Don’t be like Pharyngula or Friendly Atheist…. 🙂

    1. It seems to me that Glenn Greenwald has moved to the centre where the most (if not all) pundits know to ascertain: the Democratic Party has to resolve all problems which are obscuring USA politics, and is the main source of evil which is hindering USA politics to be a blessing for we the people.
      Suggesting, wilfully or not: the Republican guys are okay.

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