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6.19.2006

My Very Rare No Comment Policy

Ok, let me explain. For the three of you that follow The Blog closely, you know that I normally let comments go uncensored. 98% of the time, you guys are funny, crazy, odd, insightful, or suffer from various mental disorders. I love 'em all. So.... (1) Why don't I allow comments about prosecutions at the courthouse? Hey, I generally like everyone up there, but I'll be honest: I have to work with those guys. If somebody on here bashes DA Jana Jones, CA Greg Lowery, Judge Cude or Judge Fostel, do you think I look forward to trying to negotiate a plea deal or arguing a motion? No!!!!! I've been there. I know how hard those jobs are. They don't need any more stress than what the system puts upon them on a daily basis. But do I have financial motivations by keeping people from bashing them at will? You bet. I won't deny that. (2) Why don't I allow comments on the Simpson trial? This is a tougher call for me. Basically, Ross Simpson and Mike Simpson have been my friends for over twenty years. It's the first time I've let friendship interfere with The Blog, but when I saw the comments rolling in, it just didn't feel right. (Quite frankly, I've come to appreciate the Messenger and the Index that sometimes have to write unflattering stories about folks that pay money to advertise in their papers.) (3) Why don't I delete comments about me? Because after years of having a thin skin, it's become somewhat thick of late. On this Blog I've been called short, lazy, gay, obsessed with women under thirty, perverted, stupid and a "dumb ass". All of which, with the exception of one, are true. :) Is this policy hypocritical? Probably. But I have my faults. I do this for fun. Ten years ago I thought I would get rich off "Wise County on the Web". Maybe one day I might actually make a buck. But for now, bear with me as I struggle to make this fun on a forum that sometimes makes me shake my head in amazement.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't think your policy is hypocritical at all. It shows compassion and integrity. I think it's very sweet. Sweet is very sexy ya know.

Anonymous said...

I agree, Barry. Thanks for explaining.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Green,
May I say that I enjoy your blog page on a daily basis. We lived in Wise County for only three years, but it was still Texas and now we’re in MN. I appreciate your position and your opinion.

1) As far as your work relationship with these people, that’s your job. I understand your position on this and respect you standing your ground.

2) That trial is somewhat of a done deal. JMO

3) Thin skinned is never a good thing. Just cowboy up and things will be fine. I’ve had people call me a bit#* in public. My response has always been, extending my hand to thank them for acknowledging my contribution to society! That’s my job.

If people, anywhere, can’t understand why their post aren’t covered here on your blog, to bad. It’s your blog page, knock yourself out.

comment4U said...

It's your blog...I hardly think you need to explain to anyone..."Blog Administrator" denotes that you administrate the "rules," so to speak...

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! If they dont the way you do things they can go somewhere else.

Collectionsite said...

This is one of the most insightful & Humorous Blogs I know ....

(next to this one blog about cookies I know :)

I couldn't pay some Hollywood writer to come up with some of this stuff I read on this Blog ...

Thank you for the site & no explanation is needed here ...

Oh yeah ... the Gay comment .. Please say it isnt so ... Its okay if you are but my "Gaydar" has never gone off ....

*ME* said...

Gay~ NO.... perverted...only in the nices of ways! AND I really appreciate the fact that your obsessed with women UNDER the age of 30! Your blog is great and anyone who doesn't like it should try and make their own! Love ya~

comment4U said...

Oh, dear, *me*...

Gay=don't we all know...
Perverted=those w/children should try to control their perversions; motherhood does come w/some responsibility to rear a child properly,
Obsessed with "under 30"=one of these days, Barry will consistently love a real woman and handle her...we'll all celebrate for him....

Anonymous said...

barry....what ever you do ,please don't stop!
this is about the only "simi" fun in wise county.
your my chicken if you never lay an egg!

mzchief said...

Barry,

YOU are the dictator/administrator of what appears on the blog Liberally Lean From The Land Of Dairy Queen it is YOUR world YOU get to make or break the rules. If people do not like your rules let them build their own blog and make up their own rules.

Personally I appreciate your often times off-the-wall sense of humour and willingness to let so many people have a peek at your psyche. I have come to understand your sharing is a way to make all of us feel better about ourselves and Wise County.

I have lived in Wise County for a wee bit over 20 years and one of the things I have always found disturbing is the refusal of so many people to allow others to have a differing opinion and not hold a grudge or take it personally. One of the most admirable things about your blog is your ability to let people have their opinions and not hold it against them.

Though you have never been paid for your blog you certainly have gotten quite a bit of return for your efforts. Keep up the good work.

Incidentally, thank you for letting us know you are NOT gay. I can now collect on that bet I made awhile back.
*MaNiaCaL LauGHTeR*

Anonymous said...

From one "conservative" consistent reader--keep it up Barry!! I always appreciate your point of view, even if I don't agree with it!

Anonymous said...

Barry, I enjoy your blog too. If you post stuff about lawyers, judges, other folks you work with that is your business, though they are going to be subject to criticism along with you, whether you allow comments or not.

This may be sort of like folks who won't put political signs up at their homes or businesses, because they might lose customers.

Go figure!

And you gay? Well that's none of my business one way or another, but I will say I like gay men. They are among some of the nicest folks around.

Keep up the good work on your blog!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Barry...I think this is just an attempt to get some compliments...your "thick" skin may be getting "thin" again:) But seriously, you don't owe any of us an explananation, but I appreciate your giving us one nonetheless. Keep it up, this blog makes my day (most of the time!). And I personally think you are a "closet conservative"!

kehk said...

You're not in my club anymore Barry. Not after this stunt!

Anonymous said...

After knowing Barry - not well, but knowing him for 30 years, I have learned a great deal about him through this blog that I never knew about his personality in High School.

His character in all aspects of the word rank very high with me. It matters not which of the names he has been called via the blog are true or untrue and it boggles my mind that anyone would say any of those things.

I for one was raised better than that.

Anonymous said...

why do the complainers keep reading if they dont like it?

You keep doing what you want Barry....its your blog.

Anonymous said...

Barry,
I have visited your site since early 2000-and somehow find myself reading your blog obsessively everyday. I don't even live in Wise County even more. But you add a nice satire to daily news. Anyway, as far as making a few bucks off of the site-I am a marketing analyst by trade and work mostly with online clients. With a small site such as yours with a fairly nice stream of daily hits, I suggest signing up with google adsense: https://www.google.com/adsense/?sourceid=aso&subid=ww-en-ha-adsense&medium=sem
For every clicked link you earn money until you cash out and then they cut you a check. You should easily be able to make $50 a day.

Anonymous said...

Barry,
I do believe you left one little name calling word out of point #3. That would be freak! It's ok...we still love you despite all your short comings. Ooops, sorry bout the short reference.

Anonymous said...

Barry - definitely no need to explain yourself but I understand why you would. I'm a conservative and don't agree with you many times. Actually - get down right pissed at times but I enjoy reading your point of views! You are a very intelligent person and I commend you for your ability to "ignore" the people that say ugly things about you! Anyway - thanks for all the laughs! I look forward to reading your blogs on a daily basis & hate the weekends because you don't post much! keep up the good work Barry!

Anonymous said...

Just posting here with all the suck ups, here's another inside joke!

Anonymous said...

This still doesn't explain the closing of the comments in the severed head post.

goober said...

Gang a Bong,er, BANG a GONG, Barry!

Anonymous said...

Whatcha smokin there Goober?

Anonymous said...

BARRY ROCKS! F*CK THE HEAT!!!

bigm said...

Your blog...your rules. Your reasoning is sound. Like some of the others, I'm a die hard conservative Republican, but I enjoy the viewpoints and debate on this blog. Keep up the good work.

LoveLit said...

I don't get to read the blog nearly as often as I'd like these days, but when I do I laugh and usually get a little aggravated within 10 minutes of reading through the posts...I love it! Fox News, CNN...who needs 'em. We've got Barry's Blog!!