The first Grodner award of 2008 goes to… No one
Posted by mesablue on January 4, 2008
***Please see updates below***
I used to like Wizbang!
It was one of the first blogs I hung out at and I was one of the first members of the Wizbang! Bomb Squad — a blogging forum created by Kevin Aylward for frequent commenters on his site.
The place became overrun by trolls over the years and trying to follow a comment thread became nearly impossible so I moved on to greener pastures — mainly Ace of Spades HQ where I’ve been a very happy little moron. That was a couple of years ago.
A friend stopped by Wizbang! today and decided to comment on a post that DJDrummond had written. DJDrummond didn’t like what he said and started deleting and editing his comments. It wasn’t as if our friend was trolling, he just happened to not completely agree with statements made by the post’s author.
A couple of us from The Hostages decided to go over and see what was going on. Nice Deb left a “nice” comment asking why the treatment was so harsh for discussing the merits of one conservative presidential candidate over another.
I tried to reply to her comment, agreeing with what she said…oops, too late. Her comment was gone and that was just the beginning.
What the hell?
Instant editing of our comments.
I don’t know what DJDrummond’s problem is on a daily basis, but we were just trying to comment as conservatives on a conservative blog. I hadn’t had a chance to agree or disagree with the post’s author before he started taking my comments apart. That’s chickenshit. And, something that I would not have expected from Wizbang!.
DJDrummond closed down comments to the thread after editing my last comment.
So, they just happened to have a post right next door, The Knucklehead of the Day award.
Perfect. We had our knucklehead and decided to nominate him. Oops….not allowed at that great bastion of
free speech thin skinned losers.
Yes, we did move into a new thread so I can understand his point. But, he edited my post as well. And, the previous thread had been shut down after it’s author basically shit all over the commenters.
It’s a shame if that’s what things have come to at Wizbang!
It used to be one of the best blogs going. Jay Tea still writes up a storm and I have the utmost respect for Lorie Byrd and Kevin Aylward, but this is childish crap usually reserved for extremist echo chambers.
I’m pulling Wizbang! from my blogroll and won’t ever go back there. I’m sure they won’t miss me, but I’m hearing more and more from dissatisfied visitors to their blog. It’s kind of sad to see a quality blog lower itself to this level.
Cuffy at Perfunction weighs in.
Update: A big thank you to Jay Tea for his comment — I appreciate it.
Update to the Update: Wow. Thanks Lorie and I feel a bit remiss for not mentioning Kim. When she joined the Wizbang! community, it was a little piece of home. Common ground geographically and her direct and straight forward take on things. One of the reasons I decided to blog.
Good things come from the strangest places.
At this point, I’m glad this happened.
It’s all good as far as I am concerned and I’m very happy to hear from past friends.
Take care, everyone. The title of this post is now changed.
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