(Update: please see the new rules that have been put in place, following on from the discussion here)
It has been suggested in various places, in comments on this blog, that there are too many mentally ill people posting here; and that sometimes the comments on a blog entry get out of control. Now, I had really wanted this place to be essentially free from moderation – although I reserve the right to moderate if people get personally offensive. Why? Because I think it’s right that everyone should have a voice – yes, even Billy Big Knob! I’d prefer it this place was mostly positive, but sometimes even the haters have valid points to make.
And, I especially wanted to enable people with mental health issues to feel able to post here. As many of you know, George himself has had problems with his mental health over the years, so it seems especially unjust to discriminate against such people here; or to treat them with any kind of lack of respect (I’ve noticed very public witch hunts against some of these individuals on various George Michael forums).
However, if all this freedom is spoiling things for people, I’ll have to consider doing something about it.
So – it’s up to you. What would you like to see hapen? Do you want off-topic comments deleted? Do you want negative comments deleted? Do you want insane comments deleted?
Please let me know what you think about this in the comments section below. All views, from all people are welcome…