Monday, June 18, 2007

Breakthrough -- Talk back to McBride

A new policy and a new blog address for Jessica McBride.

She doesn't say whether the comments will be "moderated" -- screened, in other words -- or not. Let's hope that if people are prepared to put their names on and stand by the comments that she'll have the courage to post them all.

We predict the thin-skinned Ms. McBride will not enjoy this. She already is giving herself an escape clause in case everyone doesn't behave nicely.

Monday, June 18, 2007

After giving it a lot of thought, I've decided to allow comments on my blog. I will not allow anonymous comments. If you have something to say, I believe you should put your name to it, and be prepared to stand by it.

I do this hesitantly. If you want to know why, read this article. I haven't experienced anything quite like this. However, some postings have come close, and I do relate to it. So, I simply ask that you stick to debating the issues, albeit vigorously. If it degenerates into the sort of thing I've seen on some blogs, I may reconsider.

Unfortunately, there's something wrong with this blog, and it won't let me activate the comment function. I've tried everything, including new templates, to no avail. So, to allow comments I've had to create a new blog.

The new blog address is

Meanwhile, Jessica, you are welcome, as always, to comment here, in your own name, with a pseudonym, or anonymously.


  1. Will Whallah start a pool on when she removes the comments? I give it four days.

  2. I posted a comment, just to check it out, and there is no moderation. The comment appeared immediately.

  3. lol@"LaCrosse." Do as I say, not as I do, lectures the university journalism teacher on the use of proper names and its effect on a reporter's credibility.

  4. I'm still enjoying her posting about father's day, and the need for a strong father in the house.

  5. She clearly is reading the comments, though. She fixed the "LaCrosse" headline. (Without noting the change.)

  6. Looks like the dunk tank is open!

  7. She's already disabled the feature that shows other posts that are linked to hers.

    Wonder why?

    Too many that would lead people to Whallah?