Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Going forward:
Comments which are grossly off-topic... comments which address thread topics from other websites... and comments which inspire needless trouble... will be deleted.
Anyone who re-posts comments which I've deleted, will no longer be welcome.

I've treated everyone as fairly as I possibly can, within the confines of a computer keyboard.
I can't crawl through the computer wires to mediate justice, and solve people's personal demons. If you have substance abuse and mental health problems… I can’t help you via this blog. I also can't invest several hours each week, sorting-out people's feuds and hurt feelings. My rules and expectations, are simple and reasonable.

If anyone views these rules as unreasonable... please move along. There are several places to discuss this topic online. Find a place you like, and enjoy yourself.

51 comments:

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

On a different note:

I recently posted a thread, which stated my thoughts on Manson's involvement (in the crimes), and the subsequent trial.
It seems a very small number of folks have personalized my thoughts.

My thoughts were not directed at any specific blogger (or group of bloggers).

I believe Manson is where he belongs.
That has always been my belief.
My belief is based on his actions before the trial... during the trial... and since his incarceration.

I don't believe Manson is the "boogeyman"... or the worst criminal that's ever lived.
I also don't adhere to everything Bugliosi presented.
I do however, believe that Manson's sentence was just.
I also believe, that Manson did several things during his trial, which hurt him (from a legal standpoint).
As I said... those have always been my opinions.

If anyone disagrees with my opinions, that's fine with me.

I didn't insult anyone personally, during the course of my thread... nor, was it my intent.
I simply gave my opinion on the TLB topic.
And yes... that's my personal opinion.

Trust me folks... it's not my goal, to throttle every blogger in cyberspace, into agreement with me.

Believe me...
I've got greater goals and responsibilities in my life, than making the "entire internet" adopt my opinion of Charles Manson.
(That concept on it's face, is laughable... as the task would be impossible anyway)

Everyone should feel free to state their opinion regarding TLB here.
I've already heard EVERY opinion anyway.
As long as you don't insult me (or others) personally... I'm good.
Stick to the topic, and back your opinions with sound logic... and have at it!

Most of my friends off-line know NOTHING about TLB… ZERO.
I'm sure most (normal) bloggers could make that same statement.

Our lives are much bigger, than "Charles Manson".

If a person bases their friendships (and enemies) around “Charles Manson“... what are they going to do in five years?
Trust me folks... Manson isn't going to live forever.

We’re bigger than this people.

Happy New Year!

Lauren Webster said...

Happy New Year everyone! :)

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Regarding Katie:

If anyone states their opinion, and gets attacked by another blogger (i.e., Katie)... don't blame me.
The best I can do, is delete comments (when those issues arise).

I try my best.
I’ve spoken to Katie many times.
“It is, what it is”.

There are a couple bloggers who "bait" Katie intentionally.
Those folks are simply contributing to the problem, and aren't doing me (or this blog) any favors.
If you're one of those few people... please stop.
You're not treating me as a friend.
In fact... you're causing me, undue misery.

Katie can be a complete pain in the ass.
I know that.
All I can do, is delete her comments... which, I do.

That said:
If you can't get along with Katie... please find another location to enjoy your TLB hobby.
I try my absolute best to keep things peaceful.
If my efforts fall short of your most discerning standards... there are plenty of other TLB locations to enjoy yourself.
And truth be told... anyone who takes the time to "bait" Katie... is no better, than she is.

Thanks...

matt prokes said...

Keeping things peaceful on the internet is a losing battle even in the best of times.
You do a great job at keeping this a fun place to hang out at.

Venus said...

The cat photo made me laugh out loud!

Lynyrd, you do a fabulous job running this board.

I've been on other boards in the past where there's nothing but arguing and name calling and the old "I'm right, you're wrong and you're a complete moron" mentality. That's not the proper way to behave. We all have our opinions.

Have I agreed with everything anyone has ever said here? Of course not, but I respect their opinion.

I think that's the key word: respect.

Matt said...

I feel your pain, Lynyrd. LOL.

Happy New Year, all!


LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Happy New Year Matt!

Remember that old movie... "It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world"?
That's pretty much the blog scene.

That's me in the bottom photo (Quenten), with a gun to my head. LOL

johnnyseattle said...

Best wishes for 2013 Lynyrd.
BTW, the cartoon of the dude on the computer refusing to come to bed because someone on the internet is 'wrong' is one of my favorite cartoons.

For what it is worth, although Katie and I have gone round and round a few times we have always remained on good terms while doing so. I'm always happy to see her on Sunday nights at Brian's chat room.



La-de-la said...

I've been reading and enjoying this blog for almost a year.I'm not asking this question to bait you Lynyrd,I want to understand: why is the abuse by Katie excepted and accepted?

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Happy New Year Johnny!

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

To Everyone in Cyberspace:

I really hope 2013 brings a new level of cooperation among everyone in cyberspace.
We don't have to love each other... but, simple gestures of courtesy and patience go a long way.
"Keep it civil" is a good place to start.

I've had run-ins with just about everyone in cyberspace at one time or another... I can admit that upfront.
We've ALL been there.
We've ALL said some nasty stuff on-blog publicly... and off-blog privately.
I'm no exception.
I'm "guilty as charged" like everyone else.

But, at the end of the day... most folks are good at heart, if given half a chance.
There's really nothing to be gained by fighting with each other, all year 'round.
I know that I've certainly had my fill of fighting.

Is there anyone left out there, who isn't exhausted by all the drama, at this point???

If anyone wants to be on friendly terms with me... I'm willing to meet anyone half-way.
We'll never be "best friends" with everyone in cyberspace.
But, being on "friendly terms"... i.e., "speaking terms" with everyone in cyberspace, is within our grasp.
At a minimum... we should be able to communicate with everyone... even the folks we don't agree with.
When communication breaks down completely... it's a bleak situation for everyone concerned.

You've gotta take a step back from this stuff, every once in a while... take a deep breath... and choose your battles.
If you respond to every jab, slight, oversight and misunderstanding with all-out aggression... you'll drive yourself into an early grave.
You really have to learn how to ignore the small stuff in this business... or, you'll be fighting all the time.

The fighting never changes anything anyway.

Grab olive branches whenever you can.
That's my advice.
Life's just WAY too short.

My two cents, for what it's worth.

Peace...

La-de-la said...

Thanks Lynyrd, I appreciate and better understand your reasoning. I think you do a great job and I
appreciate all your efforts.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Hi La-de-la... Happy New Year... and thanks for your question.

Fact is... Katie's inappropriate behavior is not accepted.
Katie will tell you herself... that I've asked her a million times, to exercise patience and restraint.

It's not Katie's opinions or viewpoints that bother me.
She has a right to her viewpoint... and many times she's very accurate with her opinions.
It's her presentation and intensity that are inappropriate.
Eight posts in a row, of profane, scathing, personal attacks on another blogger, are clearly not necessary to make a point.
Therein lies the problem.

I delete her inappropriate comments when I see them.

Katie's been the same way for 12 years.
Short of banning her completely... there's not a lot of options.

I'm always open to suggestions.
If you have any ideas which will make everyone's blogging experience here more peaceful... feel free email them to me.

I'm glad you're enjoying the blog.
Best Wishes for the New Year.

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MrPoirot said...

Katie don't go!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't live without you!!

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Couyon Nunyaz said...

Wow, with all the REAL problems in this world, this blog seems filled with petty ridiculous arguments.

Comments should not be censored, if a poster gets their panties all in a wad because of something someone else posted, oh well, let them argue it out until they tire themselves out like children.

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candy and nuts said...

wow-I RARELY come here anymore because LAST year I said something that set off Katie ( no I dont need to bait anyone) and she did the same song and dance "IM leaving noone defends me, etc" then subsequently posts ten-fifteeen more messages how and why she is leaving etc etc etc -people were e-begging her dont leave-I like this blog always has interesting stuff on it but I dont even contribute to it anymore because its just BS-I can understand some people have hobbies to stay up all night, drink and post bullshit-whatever turns your crank-but sadly people who could add tidbits or comments usually leave because they dont wanna be subjected to this drama spilling over into some blog

candy and nuts said...

I would suggest maybe KAtie start a private e diary for herself where she can freely type drink and rant 24/7 with no interruptions, might be more satisfying to this person-perhaps a new years resolution-just saying,,,

Brian Davis said...

CANDY AND NUTS = HYPOCRITE

Nuts wrote,"wow-I RARELY come here anymore because LAST year I said something that set off Katie ( no I dont need to bait anyone)....I can understand some people have hobbies to stay up all night, drink and post bullshit-whatever turns your crank-but sadly people who could add tidbits or comments usually leave because they dont wanna be subjected to this drama spilling over into some blog.

Kind of adding to the drama there but ok, fair enough but then Nuts writes:

"I would suggest maybe KAtie start a private e diary for herself where she can freely type drink and rant 24/7 with no interruptions, might be more satisfying to this person-perhaps a new years resolution-just saying,,,"

THAT IS BAITING as clear as the nut that wrote it.

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Couyon Nunyaz said...
Wow, with all the REAL problems in this world, this blog seems filled with petty ridiculous arguments.

Comments should not be censored, if a poster gets their panties all in a wad because of something someone else posted, oh well, let them argue it out until they tire themselves out like children."

RIGHT on there !

katie8753 said...

Hi Brian. Good to see you! Candy's pretty harmless. I usually give her some leeway regarding what she puts because I think I know where she's coming from. I have stepped on her toes a few times, so it's all good.

Maybe I should keep an e-diary. Or just do what I used to do....yell at myself in the mirror. LOL.

Brian Davis said...

Hi Katie, Great to see you !

We love you ! "They" are hypocrites and cowards. You want some space ? I will give it you on my site. "KATIE's KORNER" !

You rip, rant and rage about whatever and WHOEVER you want, UNCENSORED !

Without knowing the specifics in this latest, in general, the ones that cause the drama dont like when the drama boomerangs back at them, THEN its labeled "drama".

katie8753 said...

Brian you're soooooo sweet!!! That sounds tempting but I might wear out my welcome over there pretty quick. LOLOL.

I agree it is cowardly to hit and run anonymously. If someone is going to copy and post someone else's comments on different blogs, that person should at least have the guts to reveal his or her identity.

But maybe that's expecting too much....

Ann said...

Keep your chin up Katie...this too will pass.

katie8753 said...

Thanks Ann. You're so sweet. Much appreciated! :)

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