It seems that there are those for whom this blog is disturbing and who have decided to 'gum up the works' by posting a lot of junk.
Due to the high number of comments we are receiving, many of which are idiotic trolls and inflammatory junk, I am going to tighten up the rules.
I cannot moderate two or three hundred comments a day. It isn't feasible. I have a job.
As of tomorrow, I am asking all of you to let go of the gratuitous insults both on the English and French side, but clearly much more on the French side.
Many of these comments are nothing more than one line drive-bys, meant to disrupt.
They won't be posted anymore.
I want all readers to make an effort to clean up their language and refrain from ruining an interesting post with a nasty French or English insult. It isn't necessary to use foul language or nasty insults to make a point.
One can still get the message through and even show rage or frustration without being gross.
If we've got to go down to twenty or thirty thoughtful comments, so be it. I'm not writing this blog to run up the score.
I urge everyone to participate, but if you are here to piss in the soup or to deliver stupidities, please keep away.
Each comment should contain an original thought, a counter argument, or information about a subject that others would be interested in.
It would be nice if you guys responded a little more often to the main post, but sometimes we do go off on a tangent, which will be allowed if it is of interest.
Stop the insults.
Make your point without referring to seppies or angouilles.
I don't know any Nazis in Quebec and don't want to see the word in the comments section. It debases us all.
Each comment will be judged on its merit, if it doesn't get published take it as a sign that it doesn't fill the most important criterion, that is to be interesting without being mean or insulting.
You can still rant, but leave out the insults. Be inspired by the greatest rant ever, that of newsman Howard Beal from the movie network.;
Enjoy. I hope it inspires you;
I am turning comment moderation on once again, which means I'll have to approve comments before they go out. It will mean a delay in seeing your comments published, but I haven't been left with much choice.
I hope that readers will get the message and that moderation will be become unnecessary once again.
Thank you for your cooperation and I earnestly hope to see you in the comments section, it's up to you!