A Happy Announcement on Commenting Policy

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Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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32 Responses

  1. Avatar Alan Scott says:

    This seems like a positive and long-overdue change.Report

  2. Avatar LeeEsq says:

    Oh, I thought the announcement would be that the comments section is having puppies.Report

  3. Avatar North says:

    I for one welcome our Maritimer Over Lady strictly on principle. *passes a bottle of Nova Scotian maple syrup under the table*Report

  4. Avatar Joe Sal says:

    I welcome Maribou, even though the job looks a lot like herding cats.Report

  5. Avatar switters says:

    If Maribou continues to handle herself remotely as well as she did today (I have little doubt she will), FISH YEAH!!!Report

  6. Avatar FortyTwo says:

    Thanks. I’ve noticed the comments have been slipping. Even though I don’t comment much, I’m on the site daily. This is the only site that I read all of the comments and I truly enjoy this community’s rapport. There are a few bad apples, but almost everyone comments in good faith and good argument.Report

  7. Avatar Kolohe says:

    Hail Maribou Ordinaria, First of Her Name, Moderatrix Augusta of the Comment Sections, Scourge of Trolls, Disenvoweler Caesaria, Wielder of the Banhammer, and First Friend of Felines.Report

    • Avatar Maribou says:

      @kolohe 1) this was really funny. 2) the one thing I can promise I will never ever do is disenvowel. it goes against my grain as a copy-editor. *shudders*Report

  8. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    Somehow I suspect that by the 30th when I’m down to the Springs, I’ll owe you (and @jaybird for suffering through) the adult beverage rather than the other way round :^)Report

  9. Avatar Slade the Leveller says:

    Maribou, you’re crazy! And congratulations to being added to the masthead.

    I’ve never really had any problems with the commenters here, but I take anything I read on the internet with a huge grain of salt. I have no idea what goes on behind the scenes here, though I imagine it involves more than a little bit of facepalming. So, Godspeed, Mari!Report

    • Avatar Maribou says:

      Heh. Thanks Slade. Though fwiw I’ve been an associate editor for several years now. This is a shift in how we do things, def. not a promotion …Report

  10. Good luck, Maribou! I like all your comments and trust to your fairness.

    I also realize that while I haven’t been one of the leading offenders, I’ve done my share to make certain commenters feel unwelcome, choosing to attack instead of listen or ignore. I obviously have to work on that. And while that’s my problem, and not yours, I realize that might mean you’ll have to correct me from time to time. I’ll promise to respect what you say.Report

  11. Avatar Dave Regio says:

    Best of luck.Report