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Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 at
2:53 pm and is filed
under The Political Weblog Movement.
Can anyone think of circumstances where it would be fair for a publisher/contributor to issue any comment likely to effect someone’s reputation without staking their own* reputation on it?
Also, should anyone expect to be taken seriously as a publisher if they allow this kind of behaviour on their site when it suits them?
When considering the latter especially, please keep in mind the increasingly extreme abuse, threats and allegations that eventually get thrown around when comment contributors aren’t expected to answer challenges or back up claims with evidence… if they’re on the publisher’s side.
I’m asking these questions for a number of reasons. Please let me know what you think.
[*Applies if you normally blog/contribute under your own name or a pseudonym, but choose not to when you want to make a comment that you would rather not be associated with.]