Moving Day...
Attack on Website
Website Appears to Be Under Attack...
Moderating Online Conversations
A Policy on Politeness, on Acceptable Comments, and on Other Matters

March 10, 2005

Moving Day...

Now that internet mountain man Chuq van Rospach and Crooked Timber have abandoned Movable Type, it seems to me that there is no reason why I should be running my own weblog on my own office computer. So it's time for me, too, to pull up stakes and move. Let's try TypePad first and see how it does... I'll keep the old front page at http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/movable_type/index_a.html for a while......

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February 12, 2005

Attack on Website

Things seem to be back to normal. I haven't figured whether it was an incompetent attempt to load the website with trackback spam, or something more......

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February 11, 2005

Website Appears to Be Under Attack...

More later......

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January 29, 2005

Moderating Online Conversations

Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal: A Weblog: Some Things Teresa Nielsen Hayden Knows About Moderating Conversations in Virtual Space: There appear to be thirteen of them: 1. There can be no ongoing discourse without some degree of moderation, if only to kill off the hardcore trolls. It takes rather more moderation than that to create a complex, nuanced, civil discourse.... 2. Once you have a well-established online conversation space, with enough regulars to explain the local mores to newcomers, they’ll do a lot of the policing themselves. 3. You own the space. You host the conversation. You don’t own the community....

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January 23, 2005

A Policy on Politeness, on Acceptable Comments, and on Other Matters

This is not usenet. Be polite--to me, and to other commenters. Or your comments may be gone, if I judge that you are not contributing to the discussion. This is particularly likely to be true if you (a) lack a track record of informed, interesting, and polite contributions and (b) don't give me a valid email address I can use to talk to you about how to contribute. The decision of the judge is final....

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