Friday, May 20, 2011

COMMENTS GETTING VICIOUS - OUCH!

Modular Home Builder is one of the few blogs that requires readers to wait for approval before their comments are published.  And I'm glad I chose to do it this way.

During the past 24 hours, I have received over 40 absolutely nasty comments naming specific people and factories.  At first they were not that bad but over the past few hours they have turned uglier.  All of them are signed "anonymous" and from what I read, there is more than a couple people sending them.


I will continue to write about the good and not so good things that happen in the modular housing industry and I will continue to be a watchdog guarding against unfounded rumors and slander against modular home factory owners, management and sales people.

If any malicious comments have been published in the last 24 hours that effect any one in our industry, please contact me and I will remove them ASAP.

7 comments:

SPeterson said...

Coach,

Just me maybe, but I choose to put my name and not "anonymous". I'd feel like a coward typing you something nasty and then making myself unknown. Perhaps making people use their names or register would stop some of the garbage. Maybe not.

Coach said...

I thought about doing that but a lot of great factory people write comments and that wouldn't be fair to them.

I still can't believe how many I received. I published the first couple of comments early this morning and then all hell broke loose. The total number of nasty comments stands at 51!!!!

I have removed all the ones I published and I hope this puts an end to it.

William said...

Coach, just for my own enlightenment I reviewed all the comments shown for the posts on the main page which go back to May 4. I only found 19 comments posted for all of the posts shown. I did not see anything in the comments I read that could have been offensive to anyone, so perhaps you already removed the offending posts. That means the offending posts you removed were running 3-1 to the posts remaining all the way back to May 4.

Anonymous said...

Why do people have the case of the nasty attitudes? I hope everyone is breathing with a lot of gratitude. God bless America and great americans. Coach, you are the best.

Jonathan

Coach said...

William, I removed 3 comments that were sent in for 3 different articles. I didn't see that much wrong with them but shortly after that a flood of new comments started showing up that were attacking a lot of different people and factories.

I don't know whether they were all written by the same person or if the deleted comments started a wave of frustration by several other people.

Now those people have turned their attention to me for deleting their comments and not publishing the other ones. Sometimes you just scratch your head and wonder what is happening out there.

Heywood said...

Coach,
MHB Blog is the only blog where I read the comments because the comments are generally intelligent and not nasty.
Please continue to filter out any comment that is not constructive.
thanks for your efforts.

Coach said...

Heywood,
You have my word that I will continue to check comments before they hit the blog.

I have the greatest respect for the builders and factory management in the modular housing industry and will not tolerate nasty remarks.

I will occasionally let one into the discussion that isn't libelous or slanderous just to see what comes of it. That's fun if it doesn't cause anyone harm.