Saturday, February 26, 2011

An open letter to My Bossier Commenters

Dear My Bossier Commenters:
I have made the statement in blog posts previously, and will make it again – the commenters give My Bossier whatever amount of success it enjoys. The purpose of my blog posts, generally, is to start conversations. As far as I’m concerned, that is the principal purpose of a blog.
I do try to keep the comments as open as possible, and I allow anonymous comments because I realize that everyone who is commenting doesn’t necessarily want their true identity known. In some controversial political discussions, they cannot.
Only in very rare cases do I delete a comment, and I usually give an explanation when I do.
Besides, without my commenters I would never have realized that my blog sucks, nor that very few people actually read my little blog. Nor would I have known that it is people like me who ruin our system, I wouldn’t have realized that I’m as bad as The Times, and without commenters no one else would have pointed out how comical the stories are and that it is only made more comical by a Benton hillbilly blogging about it.
Oh, and that I'm an idiot.
So commenters, keep it up and thanks. Here’s a song for you.
Sincerely,
Jim



23 comments:

  1. I think it is a valuable blog as well.

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  2. clean--fair-accurate -sometimes humereous-informative and gives all sides a space to speak. i just hate it dont you??? keep up the good work jim! YOU MIGHT CONSIDER COUNTRY MUSIC THOUGH---------

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  3. This blog serves a community that has been hoodwinked by the politics of the city/parish for far too long. Because of this blog we have a voice. The dirt at city hall needs cleaned up. As more learn about it thru this blog and other venues change can happen.

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  4. They obviously keep reading in order to make comments on what you are blogging about!;-)

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  5. Seem to be doing pretty good as far as I can see.
    But I am in a war zone down here.
    Alex

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  6. Alex, you certainly are! Holy cow! It only escalates, doesn't it?

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  7. Well it certainly is NOT going to get better. I just hunker down in my bunker an try to stay out of the random, erattic, and sometime
    unbleivable things that are going on.

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  8. I wonder why you allowed someone to call a citizen who expressed their opinions to the city, a" blowhard". I would think that you would have stepped in and defended their rights. We all have our opinions and should be shown due respect. If not, then there is no dialogue and thus the offended turn away from this blog and chaulk it in as more useless, mindless, dribble.

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  10. It's a fine line. I try to delete as little as possible, because I do encourage free expression. Blowhard doesn't quite reach the level of deletion in my mind. I have found that when people stray from civil discourse, they are pretty much ignored - to me it says that they don't have a real argument in their favor, and I think most people recognize that.
    Please try not to be offended and I promise to keep a closer watch on the comments.
    Thanks for commenting on this one.

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  11. Noted...thanks for the response.

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  12. And, you're as bad as The Times!

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  13. Blog AdministratorMarch 2, 2011 at 4:57 AM

    Andy's comment has been deleted by a blog administrator.

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  14. Yeah, and it was a good comment, too. Trolls call that "denying freedom of speech on your blog."

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  15. Now children (Andy & Jim). Play nice.

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  16. Flashback of a trip. You kids quit swinging that seat belt buckle before someone gets...whack...Wahhh.

    I told you so...now put up that seat belt.

    Ah, sweet memories.. Glad we can have some light hearted fun on here.

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  17. Darrell, for us it was, "Don't you make me come back there!!!"

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  18. yeah and we are like, While you are driving? But when daddy pulled of the road and stopped, we knew we had pushed it too far, cause daddy wasn't gonna stop for anything unless he had to. It was time to pay the piper.

    Even as young as my kids were when the seatbelt incident happened, they still remember it as adults.

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  19. Darrell...we might be kinfolks.

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