Howard County Blog

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Post Deleted

I have a very loose editorial policy on this group blog where I let my guestbloggers post just about anything they like as long as it is in some way relevant to Howard County, but I came home tonight and discovered that one of them had posted something that I thought was inappropriate. It was a not to flattering picture of a recent candidate for office and a suggestion that readers create their own caption for the picture. Though I have nothing against the notion of create your own caption posts I thought this one was in bad taste and did not advance dialog or understanding on any issues. I was even more surprised by this because the guestblogger who posted this post was a former intern and active volunteer for that candidate and had only posted positive things about that candidate on this blog. I can only guess that this post was done in the exhaustion after a hard fought campaign. We all do some things that we later regret, particularly when we are tired. I have decided to delete the post in question. I created this blog to advance dialog and collectively brainstorm solutions to challenges facing our community and the post in question ran contrary to that.


Blogger Dawn said...

I'm glad you took this action, Evan, as I was profoundly disappointed to see such a post on this blog. Let's stick with thoughtful, respectful discussion, and leave the immature, mean-spirited attacks to the Freepers.

11:24 PM  
Blogger Evan said...


I agree completely and I was completely appalled when I saw it had been posted.

12:39 AM  
Blogger FreeMarket said...

I think you did the right thing. That post was inappropriate. Although, I must say that many of the captions were hilarious.

9:09 AM  

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