We won’t do that here

Recently someone left a comment that tried to associate a made-up name someone uses when commenting on this blog with that person’s actual name. I removed that comment.

For one, I don’t know if the charge made by the comment writer (themselves operating under an assumed name, or at least a name that gives little clue as to their identity) is true.

Second, at the Wichita Eagle editorial blog, identity-speculating and other behavior stemming from that has poisoned that forum to the point where many discussions degenerate into the worst forms of name-calling, and even death threats. I won’t let that happen here.


  • Thanks goodness. I used to like the WE blog and was one of the frequent visitors and posters of the blog since the beginning and even met at the Wichita Eagle with a number of other posters at that blog to discuss about it.

    I don’t even go to that site anymore. It’s has gotten so bad that nobody can have a reasonable debate anymore. It has been hijacked by trolls.

    A person(s) used to do that over on the WE Blog (before they required a username/password sign-in) and use my name (because I used my real name) and was making posts that were not mine. One particular leftist on there was e-mailing me threats and I just made up my mind that it’s too uncivilized and the Eagle was doing nothing to monitor it.

  • Thank You Bob! The debate of ideas should be respectful and tolerant of the opinions of others.

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