Tuesday, March 14, 2006

COMMENT THIS!

I would like to take this opportunity to tell the readers that I have left about the one rule that I have regarding the comments section. IF YOU ARE SO 'PERFECT' TO COME HERE AND BLOG AND CRITICIZE MY SATIRE, AT LEAST HAVE THE GUTS TO SIGN YOUR NAME. It takes a tremendous load of cowardice to criticize someone on their blog while hiding behind the anonymity of a computer. And another thing, don't expect me to be sympathetic to "oh, I don't have an account" excuse. You can clearly leave your first name/handle/x mark on the body of the message. I wrote about something like this a little while back, but for some of you I guess the learning curve slopes downward faster than a Louge track!

So, with that being said, it's now come to the point that the one bad apple has spoiled it for the rest of us. I have now turned off the "free for all" portion of the comments section. Only registered account users with blogger can leave comments. That way, I can be assured of who is leaving comments.

And another thing, don't come here and post your long ass diatribe in my comments section. THAT IS WHAT YOUR BLOG IS FOR! IF YOU THINK MY POST IS SO LARGELY CONTROVERSIAL/OPINIONATED THEN POST A LINK AND RESPOND IN A SEPARATE ENTRY OF YOUR OWN. A couple of lines or a paragraph at best is only necessary. If you feel it necessary to leave a 100,000 word essay on why your team/player/opinion is better than mine, well... you might want to take a good long look in the mirror and examine your non-existent life. Loser! So, if you want to just come here with the intent of starting a flame war, then this is not the place for it.

The thing with ERIK Cole is that I wanted to break news and use my journalism skills instead of just constantly squawk out reactions to other peoples breaking news. There are good bloggers and journalists out there like Mirtle who actually seek out new angles of hockey stories and get that journalism cutting edge. I broke the story that Erik wasn't exactly the saintly martyr that the kook fringe of the Caniac Nation made him out to be. My reasons were just to break the story.

Another thing that I don't quite understand is why some of my blog entries go uncommented. So far only controversial blogs have had been deemed worthy for a reaction from my readers. I gave the link to a story about a brave young lady, Kim Martin, who wanted to play in Sweden with the men. That's a truly fascinating story to me, of which none of the other bloggers in my blog-listing had picked up on. So, I was ahead of the curve there. I also wrote a small piece to cater to my readers in San Jose about the goaltending situation. No comments there either. Nada. Zip. Zero.

So there you have it. I started hockey blogging a long time ago and I will continue the tradition as long as there are hockey to be played. If you come back to visit and read up on the news, you just may find some silly satire, controversial opinions, and observations that come from a unique situation. I DO NOT AND WILL NOT BOW TO THE THOUGHT POLICE AND MODERATE MY THOUGHTS TO THE P.C. CROWD!

I just had to get that off my chest. The next post will hopefully get everything back to normal.
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