More hypocrisy from Ed Brayton
I don't think the fact that he edited people's comments to put his own in was a big deal. You could still tell who said what, so it's just a matter of format. It was the inconsistency with which he did it. With the Panda's Thumb, we have 25 different contributors, each of whom controls the content of their own posts and the comments attached to them, and we simply don't all agree on how to handle them. You can expect inconsistency there. But DaveScot kept making grand pronouncements of what he was and wasn't going to allow, he deleted comments (and posts) based solely on what made him look bad, and he treated even those on his own side like dirt. Even the ID fans on the blog thought he did a lousy job. He's one of those guys who runs on pure ego, and those are the last kind of people you put in charge of anything.
This is coming from a jerk who banned me permanently from his blog because he disagreed with my literal interpretation of Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Talk about running on "pure ego."
As for DaveScot's complaint that dropping out of the comment moderation window in order to post a separate comment would have been a burden for him, I think that complaint would have some validity if the comment moderation window does not identify the topic or thread where the original comment is posted (I am emailed copies of all comments posted on this blog but the topic or thread is not identified, so I often have to search for the comment if I want to post a response).
DaveScot's replacement as comment moderator will be Denyse O'Leary, the new co-host of Uncommon Descent.
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