Did you see this? In case you didn’t.
>I’m not even sure what to say here, folks, to be honest with you. Last night Gabe and I pulled more than 25 comments from the MINI Super Bowl commercial post before just closing comments all together. I’ve seen some sniping and name calling on MotoringFile before (and been on the receiving end of it), but I’ve never seen anything quite like what I read through last night. So, I have a few things to say this morning.
>First, an apology for not moderating that thread more closely. It got out of hand and Gabe and I didn’t have our eye on it until it got so bad that people were actually writing in on the Contact page. You would think that on a site full of MINI fans, we wouldn’t have to moderate every single comment moment by moment, but it looks like sometimes that’s the case. Either way, I pulled more nasty comments last night on this one post than the whole time I’ve been Editor here at MotoringFile and I really wish I would have gotten to them sooner.
Having not read **any** comment at MotoringFile for quite a while because of this exact reason, I thought I would take a quick cruise through the post in question. Oh boy.
I love my MINI. I love going to events like AMVIV, MTTS, MINI United (and one day MOTD) and the cool things that Todd and I get to do for the show. The number one reason I like to do this stuff is so I can visit with you in person and spend a day or 10 talking about this brilliant little automobile that we all love so much.
I started working on Motoringfile in 2005. I was extremely honored that Gabe even asked me to contribute more than just cross-posting White Roof Radio episodes. I’ve posted almost 800 articles in fact. I started by only posting the show, moved into the editor slot and stopped shortly after MINI United 2009. For the longest time I wasn’t even posting the show. Do you know why?
But we have talked about that already.
**UPDATE**: I just read the deleted comments. You should be embarrassed.
Take a minute. Go over and read Nathaniels post. Read it twice. Like it on Facebook. Then, keep that in mind next time you are ready to click the SUBMIT button on a comment (or message board for that matter). Re-read your comment. When you are sure you are only being a dick, and not a hurtful pile of shit, click submit. If, however, you are being a hurtful pile of shit, edit the comment. Tone it down a little. Slow your roll just a tad, maybe take a walk around the office. Grad a coffee. Have some froyo.
I look forward to the day that I can read the comments at Motoringfile. It’s entirely up to you.