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07 February 2011 @ 09:47 pm
confessional prep  
I'm planning to post the annual confessional at the end of this week.

I know, I know. I'll take bribes now to consider changing it to a time that's better for you. And also bribes to keep it on schedule if that works best for you. And no promises that any one bribe will do the trick, so, you know, maybe you should just keep your money.

ANYWAY, I'm going to do things a little differently this year, and here's how:

I'm going to be moderating more closely than I have in the past. I'll especially be deleting comments that seem pointlessly mean spirited or that are obviously attempts to make up creepy rumors about people for your own vindictive spite. You know who you are.

One of the things I like about the confessional is the opportunity to say hard things, but it's important that they be productive, so I encourage you to consider the balance of your comments and refrain from harsh comments without substance.

If there's a comment that seems primarily to be about character assassination, I also encourage everyone not to engage with it. Don't feed the trolls!

If there's any comment about YOU that you'd like me to remove, please email me and I'll do that, unless you've trolled my livejournal in the past, in which case, please don't bother. You know who you are.

Remember that all those anonymous voices are people, some of whom you know and like, and all of whom are just people like you.
I'm feeling: chipperchipper
Thud.  Mac-Thud.macthud on February 8th, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
hrm. running it this weekend *will* have some interesting effects on traffic...

I'm not sure whether I'm more interested in seeing those effects, or hoping it starts sooner or later so I can be more active in reading and/or posting.

I'm just as indecisive about what bribes I might offer.

I guess that means I shouldn't interfere, and should just let the pages fall where they may. :-)
Co-conspirator of Squeemuffyjo on February 8th, 2011 04:34 am (UTC)
Leave it to you to put things firmly but nicely. Thank you. And well done.
What do you think we are, Monkeys on Sticks???goat on February 8th, 2011 07:44 am (UTC)
I'm in clinic on Friday, but have all day Thursday free. I'll give you my lolly to do it then. :D
Pierceheartpierceheart on February 8th, 2011 08:08 am (UTC)
I've been looking forward to this.
Thank you for being an excellent host.
MissKitty_79misskitty_79 on February 8th, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
Josh Simon: badgerjss1113 on February 8th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
Sapere Aude: hennaprimal_pastry on February 8th, 2011 08:21 am (UTC)
If I were to have an opinion and attempt to bribe you why in the whole wide world would I use *money*?
Chancemiss_chance on February 8th, 2011 03:13 pm (UTC)
that's what I was thinking, too. :) (though not worded as well in my head).
B.K. DeLongbkdelong on February 8th, 2011 11:47 am (UTC)
Hrm. Bribes, eh? Well, if anything it should make backstage show prep more gossipy and interesting (IF I get my act in gear) - maybe even MC fodder re the more titilating, anonymous confessions.

As much as I'd like to be by my machine for it, it's your LJ. And I'm afraid the various bribes I have to offer are usually of the more domestic kind.Others are best relegated to those you know better and, frankly, it could make this weekend's event far more interesting if said confessionals map back to individuals for those in attendance.

Cheers and thanks for putting the tremendous effort that goes into managing this every year (or twice a year depending on how you play it).
kinesthetic chutzpahdilletante on February 8th, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
And no promises that any one bribe will do the trick, so, you know, maybe you should just keep your money.

i think there's something about this whole "soliciting bribes" thing that you might not be quite getting...
funner'n a sack a weaselsmoominmolly on February 10th, 2011 04:06 am (UTC)
Thurrrssdaaaaaaayyyyyyyy.... you know it'll feel good when you're done.