A few organized trolls threatened to sue. Initially, I didn't take them seriously, but had some sort of inner emotional tweak run amok.
I momentarily went into deep thought, (first problem).
I made a few calls after the beasts went further and was told I must be hallucinating; shut up, quit the gyrations and go back to what you're doing, pal. Righto.
For the record: Nobody; nobody, no company of any real significance that I know of made any direct threats. The aforementioned buffoons, who of course are somewhere out in cyberville decided to test me. After careful thought and some time to chat with trusted friends, I've come to the realization that in this world, people can do a lot of harmful things and hide at the same time. How quaint. Civilized. Nevertheless, every e-mail, comment, and observation that goes beyond the norm, (here anyway), has to be gauged. I'm sorry for dragging you all into this internal mess, but I wanted you all to know what was going on.
Speaking of which, I try to do my best with all the comments that you write. Yes, I'm the editor. I don't wantonly "select" which comment gets selected, it's all a matter of what I deem posts that are relevant to the topic at hand, personal stuff, (some of which I will allow based on context and appropriateness); racial epitaphs, sexual slurs, will not be tolerated. New rules.
Those of you who inferred that I "selectively" choose to publish comments are misinformed. It's a delicate balancing act and I'm no expert. I use the common sense approach. Cursing is raw and at times, crude, but if its directed in a general manner without any real specific target, then it will be published.
Anonymous comments that get real nasty; whether directed at me or anybody else, will not be published nor tolerated. This is a very delicate process that is an on-going dilemma; bear with me as I try to formulate the most common sense policy. It's a work-in-progress.
Finally...we move forward and continue to bring you news and commentary, the material you expect and look forward to reading here. And I never take you all for granted. I understand this site has become your go-to for all the latest media news and I strive to keep all of you well fed. This momentary hiccup hopefully will not push you out of the venue. And just for the record, it was not some trumped-up device to seek money for legal resources. I'm not a lawyer and even I know that nothing I have said in the past; nothing even remotely worthy of any legal involvement; from the commenters too, warrants any thoughts of litigation. Willful disregard, malice, all those elements have never entered into this domain.
So I carry on. And I thank you all for your support and kind words. No, I'm not backing down. Today, tomorrow and into the future. We will continue to bring you news, provide thought-provoking and unique content and give you the inside dope on all media news you have come here to embrace and look forward to receiving.
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