I’m not a big Boing Boing reader — Metafilter either — and Making Light is so far out of my orbit it might as well be Techcrunch.
Regardless, bloggers or the whack-job moderation team at Boing Boing saw fit to delete all 72 posts and references to Violet Blue. I’m thinking maybe too much coffee was the cause.
The un-personing of Ms. Blue by one of the web’s leading free-speech and anti-censorship advocates has me wondering whether they wouldn’t have done better recruiting moderation help and advice through a temp agency. On the other hand, the imprudent move, the repetitive pounding on the delete key (one has the image of the disemvoweller herself banging her head over and over against the keyboard until all the offending material was removed), has managed to spark hundreds of comments at Boing Boing and about one thousand comments so far at metafilter.
Here is a spreadsheet with references to each of the deleted posts stored on the Wayback Machine web archive.
Thanks Brewster! I knew the Web Archive would come in handy some day. I’m sure this is why you invented it.
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