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Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on May 27, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

computer.JPGIt seems that this post has to be made every few months, which is disheartening. You would like to think people would know better.

Enough with the stupid comments!

I woke up today to find three e-mails from people who said they used to enjoy writing in the comments section but they stopped because of all the garbage being spewed about. I agree.

What’s worse is that some of the regulars – and you know who you are – are taking part.

This is a newspaper blog. The last thing I want to do is restrict freedom of speech. We in the media feel pretty strongly that the Founding Fathers got that one right. But if somebody disagrees with you, please resist the urge to write back and call them names. This is not second grade.

I don’t have the time to do through and moderate 1,500+ comments a night. But if I notice you’re being a persistent trash talker, you’re out. There are several other Yankee blogs out there where morons gather. Feel free to leave.

Just think a little before you post. If you don’t have something insightful to add to the discussion, take a pass.

A few guidelines:

1. Ignore the trolls. Every blog has them and in our case they’re mostly Red Sox fans angry that bars up there close at 1 a.m. Just don’t respond, period. They will go away.

2. If the Yankees give up a run or lose a game, please refrain from declaring the season is over. You just look stupid. Or did you forget what happened last year and the year before that and the year before that? One pitch or one game does not a season make. Just relax.

3. If there is a persistent knucklehead or two, please send me an e-mail letting me know who the person is, an example of their idiocy and the time of their post and I’ll see what I can do.

My job is covering the team, not moderating this blog. I greatly appreciate the fact that you read it and if you want to comment, I applaud your desire. Just try and make it something worthwhile, OK?

Thanks.

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