Iain Dale: define ‘petty’

Posted by Tim Ireland at October 22, 2007

Category: The Political Weblog Movement

This entry was posted on
Monday, October 22nd, 2007
4:55 pm and is filed
under The Political Weblog Movement.

Iain Dale removed Bloggerheads and Chicken Yoghurt from his blogroll on the evening of the 18th of October.

The reason? Some comments (since deleted) from me and this single comment from Justin.

He is a sensitive flower, isn’t he?


  1. Justin says

    Well this isn't fair. Why aren't *my* comments deleted? What does a bloke have to do to get a comment deleted off that blog? Isn't making accusations of rank hypocrisy and propagandising enough? Looks like I need to up my game.

  2. Garry says

    His comment deletion was classic Dale. I've given up trying to have any sort of honest debate with him. Instead, I'm concentrating my efforts on the much more achievable goal of learning to herd cats…Cheer up Justin. He did delete your blogroll link after all. You must be doing something right.

  3. Manic says

    Speaking from experience, I think you need to do it *repeatedly* to earn Iain's special "I will delete you only if you put me on the spot" ban.

  4. Garry says

    True enough. He's never deleted a comment of mine either.I wonder how many times a person has to put him on the spot before the ban comes into effect? Iain doesn't seem to want to explain his rules but it'd be good to know. That way, people could decide for themselves whether they wanted to exceed their allocated "on the spot" quota and be banned. Transparency and all that…

  5. Sim-O says

    Is the quota transferable? I haven't used mine for a while so if someone needs some extra…

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