Discussion rules

I can see it’s time I need to establish some rules for the ongoing discussion/debate on my essay (see below) on the current ruckus over the Hugo Awards.

Rule One. Do not come into my web site and call me a liar or stupid or dishonest or any other derogatory term. You’re welcome to disagree with me, but do so in a civil manner. There is no warning for this rule violation, because it’s so obvious it shouldn’t need one.

So, whoever the jackass is who goes by the monicker of “rollory”—a pseudonym, naturally—you’re out of here. The technical term is banned, I believe. I’m willing to suffer fools up to a point, but I’m not willing to suffer assholes.

Rule Two. This is not your private soapbox. I don’t mind people posting their opinions here, even when I sharply disagree with them. But once or twice is enough. After a while, it becomes obvious that someone isn’t going to let go of a bone and they keep chewing on it.

Do so elsewhere. Specifically, I don’t have time to argue any longer over whether Theodore Beale—pseudonym “Vox Day”—is the vicious (not to mention stupid) racist and misogynist he so obviously is. You have the constitutional right to defend racism and misogyny. You do not, however, have the constitutional right to do it in my web site.

So take a hike, at least on that subject. I’m not removing any of the existing posts, not even the ones by the shithead who calls himself “rollory.” But if anyone puts up any more posts defending Beale and/or his opinions, the post will be removed and you will be henceforth banned from the site.


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4 Responses to Discussion rules

  1. Steve Bailey says:

    Man, what a poor time for a first visit.

    It took the better part of an hour digging through other posts to find what you are referring to above. I’m still a little confused, but your rules are simple enough.

    I just stopped by to say I enjoy the 1632 series and look forward to seeing the “Ring of Fire” universe broadened.

  2. Elena says:

    I thought the rules were self evident, but then…

    Hi Eric, I wanted to let you know that I enjoy all of the 1632 universe and the ways that are found to keep going. I also like the historical portraits of the actual people. While looking into my family tree, I found I was a descendant of an early Swedish colony on the Delaware River. Granted the colony was set up after Gustav’s death, but the first governor of the colony had been a unit commander under Tilly. I think most people know where this is going, and yes he was not really a nice man to many of the colonists. The way the mercenaries are portrayed in the books sort of give me the insight on not only that distant ancestor, but several others that left the area to escape war. Thank you for not only the entertainment, but the history lesson as well.


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