Monday, January 26, 2009

For the record....

This is MY BLOG. If you don't like what I write, don't read it. The country is founded on free speech. Well guess what folks??? The only free speech here on MY BLOG is my own. Here is a great article, well worth reading:

http://www.idiotsguidetoblogging.com/2008/03/rude-comments.html

And just a quick lesson on Blogger's Content Policy, taken directly from their site. The bold color is my own addition.

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In order to uphold these values, we need to curb abuses that threaten our ability to provide this service and the freedom of expression it encourages. As a result, there are some boundaries on the type of content that can be hosted with Blogger. The boundaries we've defined are those that both comply with legal requirements and that serve to enhance the service as a whole.

Content Boundaries
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5 comments:

OnTheBit said...

okay...now you have the rest of us dying in curiosity...what happened?

Anonymous said...

I love this Blog. Too bad that parents who have NO clue about what their kids are up to have to TRY to derail YOUR blog.

As someone who will lose a National Championship to a kid who didn't win it honestly I have to back up what was written by you.

Let the kid and her mother do their own blog and stay off yours. JMO

STB Eventer said...

LOL!!!! :D Well, check out the comment I got under the post about liking my horses better than most people. I laughed when I read it, and wanted to ignore it, but had to respond. :) No willpower here. I love how folks think it is all about them....and hey wait a minute....isn't this MY BLOG???? Never once did I mention the idenity of the people I referenced. It was about 4 different people as a matter of fact. It could have been anyone.... And at the same time, I knew very well that they might read it. BUT, I have no problems standing behind my own opinions. The thing is I don't feel the need to do it to their faces, since what would it really prove? So I wanted to complain on my blog about how people view ribbons. Big deal. I highly doubt the blogger of Fugly HOTD cares if people read what she writes about their horses and uses their pictures. LOL!!!! There was nothing slanderous about what I wrote unless someone else wants to put there own name to it. That is their problem if they want to make it known who I am referencing.....not mine.

Now That's A Trot! said...

I think you made some valid points in your other post. And honestly, your examples could have come from ANY show circuit, or heck, ANY barn. (Ask me about the 4-Her that placed FOURTH in a large tricounty class with an honest-to-god emaciated horse. Ask me what the "responsible adults" officiating the event told my 14y/o self when I spoke up.) I've been known to eat entry fees when I get to a show and realize my guy is just not right, or to drive various trainers and vets nuts as I insist a horse is NQR somewhere. I'm used to being condescended to. But hey, the old broodie I swore was taking some funny steps the other day? Blew an abscess out her heel this afternoon. Sometimes I hate being right.

And not to be snarky, but if anyone reading thought your comments were directed at them... Well hey, guilty conscience much?

STB Eventer said...

NTAT - Heck yeah, you got that right! :) Too bad about the mare with the abscess though. :(

Anon - I actually know who you are, despite the anonymous post.....LOL! I know you know all the situations I speak of. :)