See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Friday, April 27, 2012

Concerning the notification of fellow bloggers before one writes a post about them.


Nonsense.

We write publicly on public forums which are open to anyone who chooses to read what we post.  If another person desires to write a separate post discussing what we have already made public ourselves, that person is certainly free to do that - be it critical or complimentary.  Rather than post an extremely long comment to another person's post, a writer may elect to write a post at his own blog rather than fill up the combox of another.  It is also ludicrous to imagine one's blog or combox is one's personal salon or living room - published work, though it can be protected by copyright, remains in the public domain, open to critique and commentary. 

Signed,
Captain Peachfuzz.



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22 comments:

  1. Thank you Captain. When you're done reading The User's Guide To Writing A Catholic Blog Post That Tries To Be Fair Without Leaving Tire Tread Marks On Anyone Else's Back, can you send it my way? Thanks.

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    1. I'm afraid it will have to be posted on PulpIt first.

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  2. Robin4:39 PM

    Terry, this was hilarious. LarryD, I'm sorry you caught so much grief. I thought you made some valid points, and in a very civil manner.

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  3. I might get a pair of Mormon underwear to sleep in.

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  4. I present for your consideration a different design to the "coexist" bumper sticker you posted:

    http://jimgarlits.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/coexist.jpg

    Similar sentiment, different execution.

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    1. I display my Coexist sticker proudly.

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    2. You're a peacemaker.

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  5. +JMJ+

    My guess is that the personal salon cliche began as an attempt to be diplomatic while tellng rude commenters off. ("Would you say those things to someone if you were in his living room?" sounds nicer than "Shut up, troll!") But the analogy hardly works when a blog is designed to be a public forum.

    I honestly wonder what the bromides of St. Blogs would be if most of its bloggers were on Wordpress, which makes it easier to ban annoying commenters and get it all over with. The medium is the message, etc. (I've heard that some Wordpress software is so aggressive that it will block some people not on the blacklist and the blogger will have to unblock them manually, one by one.)

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    1. You love discussions about blogging, don't you.

      I'm no longer taking it quite as seriously as I've been tempted to do in the past.

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    2. +JMJ+

      You know I love them so much that you didn't bother to put a question mark after that question. ;-)

      I'm fascinated by the medium. Ask me about the dating blogs next. LOL!

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  7. Enbrethiliel writes : "I'm fascinated by the medium. Ask me about the dating blogs next. LOL!"

    May I ask?

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    I have a coexist bumper sticker on my car. It came with the car. I read it as a random group of symbols until a client told me how she liked it.

    I suppose it's one of the advantages of being a nearsighted dyslexic. I see the world about me with about the same clarity, i.e. abstractness, as an impressionist painting.

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    1. +JMJ+

      You may! What do you want to know?

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    2. What you find most interesting to relate, of course.

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    3. +JMJ+

      The men give better dating advice than the women--for both men and women.

      And they're overwhelmingly a Wordpress bunch who loathe the amateurs on Blogger. LOL!

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    4. I wonder if I should switch to wordpress? I had a wordpress blog once, and the administrator deleted it. How many bloggers can say that? It's quite an honor, I think.

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    5. +JMJ+

      Your blogging platform is up to you, of course, Terry, but I kind of like you on Blogger.

      I had a Wordpress blog for a while because I wanted to write stuff without linking it to "Enbrethiliel" (only to be found out anyway, because I couldn't resist writing about Catholic stuff and apparently my voice is distinctive--Sigh!).

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  8. i'm sorry, these comments make no sense to this photo and besides the link doesn't even work! U peoples really need help.

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    1. the fact is they're all quite mad Matthew M, but only you noticed. Well done!!!

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    2. This is the funniest comment you have ever left! Haha!

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