Friday, September 25, 2009

Comment Moderation ON

I have been forced to activate 'Comment Moderation'. Apologies.

Lost Legacy has operated without it so far, but senseless posts have become a regular feature, which is disappointing.

Lost Legacy is an education project, not a silly Blog. Authors of such posts have other agendi, as is their right under free speech. But education is not best undertaken with somebody crashing a lecture or disrupting a seminar.

It's not as if Lost Legacy attracts comments by the score, but readers are entitled to their right to read and write without distractions from those who misuse free speech to impose their non-relevant views on others.

A house is protected by the good behaviour of guests; a host has the right to decide who enters his or her house, within the law.

5 Comments:

Blogger mus said...

Gavin: Have you seen this, in today's (Friday's) Wall Street Journal?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125382470366238705.html

Especially the paragraph towards the end, which reads:
"Not surprisingly, we respond more readily to those with whom we already feel a bond, either through kinship, community or racial group, neuroscientists at Peking University in Beijing reported in June."

Science catching up with the Theory of Moral Sentiments (VI.ii.I)?

Brian Ferguson

1:26 p.m.  
Blogger Gavin Kennedy said...

Brian

Thanks for the pointer.

The final pragraph is even closer to Adam Smith's concept of syMpathy:

"They crossed the bridge with empathy, to realize something that is completely exotic to them," says Dr. Danziger. "True empathy is the ability to imagine how others are feeling, especially people who are not the same as you."

Don't you think?

Gavin

5:07 p.m.  
Blogger entech said...

It is sad that some people feel the need to impose adverts or irrelevant commentary on sites like yours. This also happens on a couple of computing sites I use, a couple have even been attacked, all theses people are doing is messing up honest people trying to teach, learn or help each other.
Free speech by all means, adverse relevant comments included, but, rubbish is not needed.

12:49 a.m.  
Blogger entech said...

It is sad that some people feel the need to impose adverts or irrelevant commentary on sites like yours. This also happens on a couple of computing sites I use, a couple have even been attacked, all theses people are doing is messing up honest people trying to teach, learn or help each other.
Free speech by all means, adverse relevant comments included, but, rubbish is not needed.

12:52 a.m.  
Blogger Gavin Kennedy said...

Entech

Thanks for your support.

I do not mind criticism at all, of course.

I object to senseless diatribes.

Gavin

12:09 p.m.  

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