History, politics, people of Oly WA

Works in Progress not cluetrain

Explaining why they late a lame story hit the press:

WIP doesn’t publish material to its website throughout the month — although sometimes we do correct mistakes that went out in the print issue. Typically, the website reflects what we run in print that month. Other people may have an interest in making WIP more of an online publication, but personally, I think it would probably turn into a situation where the staff spent all their free time fending off attacks from the SondraK’s of the world. Not my cup of tea.

That people disagree with other people is… well obvious.

Also obvious is that just putting up stories more than once a month to reflect what is in the print edition, doesn’t mean you have to accept comments. You just have to post every time you have something new.

But, even if you did accept comments, you could have a standard of behavior to keep away the trolls. In the end, the people that disagreed with you would just be the ones that did it nicely.

Would that be ok?

I’m just thinking that its good to break down walls and have conversations. Maybe the folks that read WIP need to talk to the folks over at SonkraK. Both are just about as close as you can get to the chorus singing to the chorus in Olympia, and that doesn’t exactly encourage critical thinking.


  1. Anonymous

    My comments are open to everyone. I don’t censor. Ever or anything. Free exchange of all ideas unencumbered.

    You’re more than welcome to join in!!!

  2. Emmett

    Oh, I’m sure they are.

    I for one just don’t dig on the scene.

  3. Anonymous

    That’s too bad, we’re quite an eclectic group of people. We’ve all learned a lot from each other.

    I’ve been able to show that people from all walks of life can understand and become dear to one another. Once you remove the communication barriers of course.

  4. Emmett

    Good point. To tell you the truth, I’ve mostly just scanned your blog to find the local stuff, but I haven’t much followed the comment threads.

    What I have read has turned me off, so I didn’t really bother.

    But, next week I’ll make a concerted effort to engage over there.

  5. Anonymous

    There are some implied rules….you gotta have a thick skin, a sense of sarcastic humor and understand that not everything is literal.

    And don’t take anything personal unless it is, which rarely if ever happens.
    Which doesn’t mean we always agree, either.

    OH….and there really ARE gay and pagan conservatives in the world….and we CAN get along just fine. I’ll bet a million dollars you would have a hard time figuring out some of our backgrounds 😉

    Leave your hang ups at the door. It’s just a blog….and a place to vent. And laugh at stupidity. We’ve saved a lot of sanity that way.

    I appreciate this exchange, emmett.
    I’m not a monster 🙂

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