Monday, September 21, 2009

Where the #$&* is my #$@&*ing comment?

"You know I love you. It's nothing personal."

"But I don't get how you could just cut me like that."

"I didn't even have to think about it. It was a no brainer."

"Oh, ripping my heart out is that easy for you, Sal?"

"I think that you're overreacting David. Really. Try to see it from my perspective."

"What? The first amendment doesn't work on your blog? I can't say whatever the hell I want?"

"The first amendment is alive and well darling, that's what I'm trying to tell you. I have a right to publish what pleases me, and the tone and content of this one particular comment didn't go with that particular piece or the overall flavor of my blog, so I deleted it. It's that simple."

"Oh, the tone and content of my comment, why didn't you SAY so…… I thought that you didn't like my grammar. You know how touchy I am about my grammar. Well, that's alright then. Pass the potatoes?

A charming, brilliant and much enjoyed friend of mine recently left a comment that I deleted without thinking he'd mind or even probably notice.

About four hours later I had an email from him saying something to the effect of I left a comment, what happened to it? [the word censorship may have been bandied about]

I composed this little dialog drama for him and emailed it back to him as my response to his question.

Then I waited hoping that he'd be fine with my humorous take on the whole concept....and not pout.... take his marbles and go home.

His entire response?

"Well at least it wasn't my grammar."

I love my friends.

17 comments:

estrella05azul said...

I love this, you know exactly how to make your point :)
I don't approve all comments on my blog either, especially ones that insult anyone.

Hey! You just gave me a neat idea for a post about comments people leave :) Thanks!

Karen from Mentor said...

Hey Estrella,
Glad to help your creative process.
The funniest thing about this post so far has been the emails that I got about it. Apparently there have been a LOT of behind the scenes squabbles with people I know who blog and some of their little disagreements about content didn't turn out quite so politely or humorously for the commenter/deleter of said comment.

ie: several commenters took their marbles and went home....pulling up shrubs and kicking puppies on their way out the door....

I'm glad that my commenters are adults....well for the most part....

Karen :0)

judy said...

Hmmm... At the risk of provoking someone, I've so far never had to delete a comment. But if I ever do, I know now to write an irresistible story in my own defense and all will be forgiven. Thank, you wise M.Y. blogger.

Karen from Mentor said...

You're welcome Judy,
And as someone who has been guilty of pushing the envelope...ok, REALLY pushing the envelope at Zebrasounds and never been deleted, I appreciate your tolerant attitude toward blue humor....
But you just give such good set up lines....


now I'm off to fill your comment box up with innuendo.....

[that just sounds wrong]

:0)

~Tim said...

The last time I pushed the envelope I got a paper cut....

Karen from Mentor said...

Try a padded envelope next time.

:0)

Laura Eno said...

I've never had to delete a comment so far *looks around for some wood to knock on*

Karen from Mentor said...

Laura,
The WORST part is that there have been times that I've had to delete my OWN comment.....sometimes I get carried away when someone feeds me a GREAT straight line...

There was this one day..... well...we won't go there [again]

:0)

Alan said...

I take it as a kind of compliment. My comments are too hardcore for this blog.

Karen from Mentor said...

Alan honey,
YOU'RE almost too hardcore for this blog....
[grins at you]

But after your flash piece this week [which nearly ripped my heart out btw] people will now know that you have a soft mushy center.... you may have ruined your super scary horror rep m'dear......you'll have to write in extra fangs and blood spurting next week just to make up for it....

hugs!
Karen :0)

Alan said...

Don't worry, I'll restore the proper order next time.

Karen from Mentor said...

oh good, because reading something of yours without any dismemberment or disembowelment made me feel a bit off balance...

Cat Connor said...

This is just what I need at 5am. Of course I left my glasses upstairs so some of the post and comments might not say what I think they say! :-)

I love it.

Lettera22 said...

K:

I had one of my comments removed after another commenter, who'd sent her pic in for display on the blog, didn't appreciate my comments. Funny thing was...I was the only woman commenting...it was okay for the men to comment about her "boobage"... uh...if you delete my comment, it's okay! :)

Karen from Mentor said...

boobage!!! new word for the week.

oh man Jen...

was it plethora of boobage or lack of boobage that you commented on?

Karen from Mentor said...

Oh my gosh Jen,
Your explanation nearly killed me. I've saved it in my inbox so I can read it again and again.

Tinsel is SO not a good idea in some situations.

I think your comment was totally justified.

did I say oh man?

[giggling]
Karen :0)

Karen from Mentor said...

Cat,
I somehow missed you in there. Maybe it was because you forgot your glasses and that put you in stealth mode.....

yeah. that's the story I'm sticking to...

*waves at you*

:0)