Like Nixon, Times and Seasons maintains a detailed “enemies list.” It includes many notables. Such as (web addresses disabled from actual links):
The fine folks at www . online – casinos . us
The proprieters of all – gay – porn . us
The fellows at satelite – network – tv . com
And thousands of others who run websites containing words like “sex” and “porn” and “poker” and “blackjack” and “casino,” and/or websites offering to enhance the size of various body parts.
Also, we get random drive-by comments from angry anti-Mormons every few weeks. Someone will drop in and say “joseph smith was a frad u mormns r all dum!!!!” And we’ll delete it, of course, and add that fine specimen to the Enemies List, also known as the list-of-those-whose-comments-will-never-again-see-the-light-of-day.
Finally, there are a few persistent souls who have actually been banned from commenting, generally due to persistent violations of our comment policy.
Other than that, you’re not on the list. Sorry. I know, it was a huge badge of honor to be on Nixon’s list. Unfortunately, the T&S list is a lot harder to get onto, unless you run an online casino. It’s sort of like being cast into outer darkness; it only happens to a lucky few.
That doesn’t mean that you’ll never have a comment deleted. Excessively off topic comments sometimes get the boot. Ditto with personal attacks. And of course, anything positive about Canada will be yanked immediately. We’ve got to have some standards around here, after all.
But those deletions don’t affect our general opinion of you. And if you have any questions about whether we hate you — rest assured that we don’t. (Except for you, Mr. Online Casino.)
We run a website that pulls in 200+ comments a day. We do what we can to police comments appropriately. We also have real jobs, and lives, and families, so we give no implied promise of perfect comment control, and we make no claims of infallibility.
So no, you’re not on our enemies list.
This includes you, Ronan — your comments are generally good, even if you do live on the wrong side of the pond and probably have a funny accent. (Why do people sound so funny when they speak American over in England, anyway?)
This includes you, John D. (but please try to avoid lengthy off-topic rants).
This even includes you, Flandidlyanders. (And unlike some people who shall go unnamed, I know that Ned Flanders is not your real name. “Ned,” after all, is clearly a nickname. You can’t hide from me, Mr. Edward Flanders.)
This includes all of you, even the folks commenting at Ronan’s blog. Even John Fowles.
(All but you, Steve Evans. Trying to post the words to “O Canada” in a comment! The nerve of some people . . . )
n.b. Comments to this post may take a while to show up — if your comment includes parts of the original post with words like “casino” or “poker” it is likely to be sent to moderation.