And none of you appear to have addressed the issue of how you would like your forum topics discussed on the blog. Turn about is fair play,in my opinion.
i guess i don't really get the question. the E-Hell blog is heavily moderated by you, Miss Jeannie, because anyone on the internet can post a comment there. you allow what is allowed into the comments. which is how it should be in that context. someone has to weed out the trollish comments on a blog open to the entire internet.
this place, here? has a screening process that can take two weeks to even be accepted. is this a closed place? no it's not. but it is a safer place than a blog on the internet. we can post in real-time and have a dialog without waiting for comments to be approved.
so i see your question as apples and oranges. two different places, two different "styles".
Miss Jeanne, i still don't understand what made you so angry about the "Biting the Hand that Feeds You" post. that was posted on the blog on July 30, and there was no activity there in comments after August 2. posting that blog post here in late September took nothing away from the blog. it might actually have interested some posters to actually check out the blog. and asking why we weren't commenting on that topic in the blog was strange. if anyone HAD commented, no one would have seen them anyway, since the post was so old. but that topic here generated a pretty respectful debate, and you didn't even have to read and approve a single word. i'm still not sure where the angst regarding the comments to the blog post came in, complete with the threat to post our stuff here to the blog, came about. no one in that thread commented on the comments to the blog post. we treated it as a whole new topic.
i would appreciate a concrete policy of "thou shalt not ever make a thread about a blog post on the E-Hell blog here, ever". though i suppose that's really not necessary, is it? you've gotten your point across very well.