Saturday, April 30, 2005

Regarding Bubba(s)

I am more than happy to engage in honest, respectful dialogue with people who disagree with the positions I take on this blog.

Those whose intention is to post the equivalent of electronic graffitti will discover that I will persist in erasing their gang insignias.

8 comments:

Bubba said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Snoofy said...

If there is a problem with someone monopolizing the board, then why not limit everyone to three posts a week, or at least simply temporarily limit the offending party to three posts a week for a time. That way the board remains a place for legitimate debate. If anyone who posts a legitimate (non-obscene) point-of-view is permanently banned, regardless of the reason, then the board is no longer that. It becomes a forum for "limited" debate. The editor has the right to make his blog whatever he wants, but in my opinion banning anyone intimidates all and makes this a much less interesting forum.

Dr. Bruce Prescott said...

Snoofy,

I enjoy passionate debate as much or more than anyone.

When debaters become rude and obnoxious, it's not fun any more.

Anonymous said...

I had read quite a few of "Bubba's" posts and found them not to be profane, hateful, or mischievious in any way. All of those things would amount to a legitimate clearing of those particular posts - however Bruce has went back and deleted every post this person has made. I may not have read all of Bubba's posts but I can in good conscience say that the ones that I read were not worthy of being deleted. Now that all of the posts have been deleted, no one can judge for themselves...they have been censored and declared to not be worthy of being seen and read. All we have in explanation is:

>Those whose intention is to post the equivalent of electronic graffitti will discover that I will persist in erasing their gang insignias.

What does that mean? For Bruce to take such a drastic action, I would hope for a clearer, more understandable reason than that. I do not understand his reasoning.


Roger

Dr. Bruce Prescott said...

Roger,

Some people just won't get it.

Bubba is free to start his own blog and post all the graffitti about me that he wants on it.

I'm not wasting any more time responding to it. This blog is my electronic home, I'll just erase it here.

Bubba said...

"Bubba is free to start his own blog and post all the graffitti about me that he wants on it."

I'll otherwise ignore the insult about "graffitti" (sic), except to note that I would put both the content and the style of my writing against yours any day.

This is, I believe, the second time you've made the suggestion that I start my own blog. Since you're adamant in refusing me the opportunity to respond in this blog -- even to respond to entries that are about me personally -- I've decided to start my own blog to give myself the freedom of expression to which you so obstinately object:

The Baptist Arena.

In the spirit of "honest, respectful dialogue," I ask that you add my blog to your blogroll, as I've done the same with yours. I ask you to visit my blog and comment when the mood strikes you.

And I ask that you leave this particular comment alone so that those who visit your blog are made aware of mine.

Anonymous said...

I have been reading this site for a while now and it is evidently not a site for dialogue and discussion. Bubba was a very respectful dissenter, but he was not given the same respect.
It is easy enough to insult and misrepresent, but more difficult to defend your position when it does not have good authority to be based upon, such as the Word.

Dr. Bruce Prescott said...

Bubba,

I'll grant you your wish on this one.

And I encourage readers to visit your blog.