There are few grounds on which posts are deleted at this place but they do exist and are enforced. Four are ad hominem towards a guest, being way off topic for the commenter’s own personal reasons, self-advertising and/or just trolling.
There’s no great drama there. Almost all pundits have that deletion policy.
In the last year though, I’ve gradually become sick of a certain other type of comment and it now gets deleted every time, summarily. This doesn’t mean the person is permanently deleted but that sort of comment is.
Essentially, it is sheer contradiction with no back-up, simple assertion without facts, plus there must be two other elements in order to delete – constant carping on the same point we’ve already dealt with and hostility towards me on a personalized basis, replete with invective.
When all those elements are present, then not only will I delete or not post but that person gets sin-binned for sometime and I shall not, sorry to say, spend 40 minutes of my life debating my shortcomings with such people, particularly as their own shortcomings are never on the table for discussion along with it.
Universally, they portray themselves as eminently reasonable people but I beg to differ.
There’s no emotional space, particularly today and tomorrow, to deal with other issues at this end. It’s tricky enough coping with it all in RL as it is and thus my deletions tend to be … summary, as mentioned.
Plus the attempts to shame me into shutting up on things which need to be said plainly actually have the opposite effect [thinking of that Tasmanian legislation here] – I make a mental note to be sure to post again on the topic sometime. Seriously, why on earth would a person who writes to me about how bad I am think I’d be interested? Especially as [usually] she never ever takes anything onboard in reverse?
Waste of time, isn’t it?
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