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Thursday, March 23, 2006

EVERYTHING IN MODERATION

Oscar Wilde wrote “Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess."

But Thomas Paine wrote:
“Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice"

With the moderate success of our humble blog, we are having trouble concentrating and sleeping.


If we are in trial, or on a trip, or goofing off from work and miss a post that violates our rules, then the post stays up until we remove it. Several people read the very vicious, mean, and nasty post about a Judge over the weekend, and we just can’t have that.

So while it may “Paine” some of you, the posts will be moderated thusly:

1) Make a post.
2) It is emailed to us.
3) It passes our limited test and up it goes.

For newer readers, any post on any subject is fair game unless the post is a personal attack that either is designed to merely injure the individual, or posts personal information, or is false. For example, writing that Judge XYZ has a large nose is off limits. Writing that the same judge lacks the common sense to find his way out of a paper bag (while a common attribute at the REGJB) will be posted.


Writing that attorney ABC takes cases from bondsmen or cheats on her husband will not be posted, but writing that she lacks the basic legal skills to file a pad of paper will be posted.

Favorite posters like the person who started “zzzzzzzzzzzzzz” will have nothing to fear. Since we are basically lazy and devote way too much time to this blog, and because our cell phone gets email, we can clear and get those posts up without too much delay.

Sorry for the inconvenience but the post this weekend was just too mean and scary. And if a post like that ever made widespread news, and it caused someone personal pain (like a divorce) we would be devastated and would shut the blog down.

For our English majors out there, while we detest the “Judge so and so is a f’n f’er” they will be posted because this is not censorship.

To quote George Herbert Walker Bush: "just being prudent."

With the fact that we have a few hundred readers a day, we need to be a bit more careful.

Thanks for Readin and writin and

See You In Court. We’re the ones checking our email on our phone.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does this mean that unless you happen to be online we lose the "real time" comment back and forth chat?

Anonymous said...

So, the admission that you can moderate your blog from your cell phone means that the fact that a previous poster tried to clear Phil of being the blogger because he was in AU BON at the time when a post was posted is basically null and meaningless.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to you, Rump. You're the first person I didn't like who I've never met and don't know anything about. Your site is like a slow train wreck. I need to get back to work, but damn if every hour or so I don't check back in to see what the other posters are having to say. Just goes to show that whether we admit it or not, we're all sophomore gossipers at heart, and lovin' every minute of it.

Rumpole said...

You don't know us, but you don't like us? Geeze...and Phil R thought he had a bad reputation.

Anonymous said...

rumpole i hate this new rule. i like real time. so what if the guy gets divorced. he will thank you for it later.

Rumpole said...

Sorry...we have to give it a try... we cannot be a party to destroying a person's private life..give us a chance..we will stay on top of the posts.

Anonymous said...

rump. shut the blog down. it's to much effort.

Anonymous said...

Maybe someone ought to post something really nasty and slanderous around 11:00 a.m. Then, we can watch to see who in Au Bon Pain scrambles to delete the post using the cell phone.

Anonymous said...

Prior restraint is no good. Let every post go up, then delete the ones who don't meet the guidelines. Or is that too much work?

Anonymous said...

I think that bad English should be censored. For example, I can't believe there are actually lawyers who don't know the difference between the word "your" and the contraction "you're". "Your" is used to denote the possessive (i.e., "your car" or "your house"). "You're", on the other hand, is short for "you are". I learned this distinction in the second grade. So if you want to tell a person that he/she is smart, you say "you're smart", not "your smart". "Your smart", by itself, means absolutely nothing in the English language. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest. The rest of my day will be much better.

Anonymous said...

boo rump!

Anonymous said...

thx for the english lesson milton.

Anonymous said...

booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! you suck rumpole!

Sam I Am said...

wear do you get-off criticizing people about there english? You're type of people make me nut's.