I’ve run an excessively lenient comments policy on Sheep for all of its life. I don’t like silencing people. Unfortunately, that has to change.
I don’t mind robust discussion. I don’t mind strong language. But the personal attacks are out of hand, and enough is enough.
Please speak to one another as if you were face to face. Please respect one another as if you were face to face. Fight about your differing views as much as you like, but any personal abuse and I will delete the entire comment and if you persist, I will ban you.
If some of you abused each other like this in my house I would throw you out.
I don’t have the time to thoroughly read every comment. If anyone has a complaint please address it to me.
I am still really upset about this.
That is all. Have a good day.
Look, I am really upset to read that people don’t want to come to my blog because of the nature of some of the comments.
I am deleting every comment from my previous post, and I apologise to those who are innocent.
From now on any comments that contain abuse will be deleted.
I am seriously considering banning people for a few weeks. This is not on. This is my space and if you can’t respect my wishes as to the nature of the discourse here, you will have to go.
I GAVE YOU A HAPPY PLACE WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT???????
Stop this disgraceful abuse or I will implement PUNISHMENTS and they won’t be pretty.
YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
There seems to be some interest in having a special happy place to go to and leave comments and have conversations about whatever.
So, here it is. Enjoy.
PS: Same rules still apply: Robust debate. No trashing each other.
UPDATE: Sorry for shouting but in my defence I’d just been in Question Time and was unduly influenced by Anna Burke. LOL.
SECOND WARNING. EITHER ABUSIVE COMMENTS CEASE IMMEDIATELY OR I WILL BRING BACK MODERATION AND YOU CAN ALL SIT IN A QUEUE WHILE I’M ON HOLIDAY. Seriously annoyed Jennifer.
I turn my back for five minutes and there’s a break out.
Stop fighting. Robust argument only.
Oh, BTW this piece on feminism after Gillard expresses some of my feelings on the PM:
I find this blue enchanting. And everything is down the side, as requested. I think the other one was a little subdued for our raucous natures. I felt I’d have to live up to it’s elegant restraint, and I might not always be able to do that. It would have been so hard to write “fuck” on that background.
I’m taking a few days away with family till next week, so probably won’t be online much.
Enjoy yourselves, everyone, and see you in a little while.