Well, it is possible for me to do. I have done it, but I hate to do it. I’ve banned some who have been vulgar and obscene.
As far as deleting, I’ve done that too, and for the same reasons. Also, if that poster has been attacking others I’ll delete him for the day. It’s not as if I say “off with your head,” if you don’t agree with me or like me.
I don’t delete comments from those who disagree with me. That defeats the whole concept of free speech. If I did, my archives would be pretty thin. And, unless there’s a curse or something vicious, I don’t delete personal attacks on me. If I deleted or banned somebody simply because he is highly critical of me you’d never see Metsfan again.
As far as I’m concerned, the blog concept is for an exchange of ideas. People will disagree. I just hate the attacks. It’s like talk radio or some ESPN programming that’s just screaming and shouting.
As far as DC goes, there’s no reason to ban him. He’s not been vulgar or obscene. Every once in awhile he’ll say something that clicks. If you don’t like him, don’t respond.
My hope from the blog is that you are informed and entertained. And, if I can get you to think about things, that’s a plus. Enjoy. JD