Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Should We Ban Constructive Feedback From AB.com?!?

AB.com is an equal opportunity soapbox. I don't restrict comments here, and allow folks to post anonymously because I want as many opinions added to the flow as possible. But one thing that I will not tolerate is trolls who hijack the message boards for their own self-serving purposes, who write 20 page dissertations to hear themselves think, and who constantly berate other commenters in an uncouth fashion. In the 2 1/2 years of this blog's existence, I've only had to give a couple of folks their walking papers. And I'm feeling like I might need to do it again.

A few weeks ago, the blog was raided discovered by a person named Constructive Feedback. I honestly don't know this dude's hustle, but apparently he's the resident bully/contrarian at a handful of other blogs. Why he chose mine as the latest to invade is beyond me, but I've noticed a sharp change in the overall tone of the boards of late since he arrived, and I do not like it. I've generally tried to just ignore him, but he still managed to reel others in, get them riled up, and generally undo the civility that I've been very deliberate in establishing in AverageNation™. I've had quite a few of you reach out to me offline noting how he's changed the overall tone here, and I don't take your input lightly.

That said, I figure I'll put this up to a vote. Some of you may find his banter amusing, and if so, I'd like to hear what you think.

Question: Should Constructive Feedback be banned from AverageNation™?!?

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