Mundabor’s Moderation Policy

Mundabor’s Moderation Model

One never ceases to be amazed at what is found in one’s comment box (and I do not divulge my email; because then things would become funny indeed) when one opens a blog. Every reader who has a blog can probably relate.

I wonder at times what motivates people. I do not go around visiting atheist blogs and trying to post there, nor yet trying to get some publicity for my blog; nor do I search for sodomite blogs and invite them to repent; least of all I try to, hear this, promote my blog among them. Believe it or not, some people truly do this. Astonishing.

Then there are the interminable ranters dreaming of global judeo-masonic persecutions, and you can smell the vodka from the other side of the ocean (they tend to be Americans, I have noticed; vodka is cheaper there than in Blighty).

Then there are the ranters tout court, basically complaining against the entire planet and that the sun goes up in the East, and taking everything human or divine down in their stride. I pity them, and think they must be tragically lonely. I understand why, though.

Then there are the nutcases, from the chap who has created a religious order only existing in …… his own blog to those speaking for more or less cretinous two-heads interest groups (something like “Occupy” but vastly more insignificant; which is, in itself, an achievement). “You are insignificant too”, you might say, and you would be right. But exactly because I am I do not try to alert the world to the absolute necessity of becoming aware of my existence. I am interested in those Catholic who might be interested in reading what I write, not in making of this blog an ego exercise.

I receive messages with “read my blog” lines, and relative links. Yeah, right…

Perhaps the nature of this blog – notwithstanding its minuscule readership – attracts the nutcases through the shameless showing of conservative Catholic symbols and people (the photos of the Popes; Pius XII everywhere, etc). Perhaps when one is drunk and in the mood for a rant the easiest thing to do is to google a raft of conservative Catholic terms and if I am unlucky, google will do the rest (Google is inexplicably good to me; just digit “Mundabor” and you’ll get my main page and six  under-pages to give you more choice; again, fully unjustified in comparison to my minuscule readership).

But the simple fact is: this blog is not here for reasoned debate, nor is it an exercise in religious pluralism (ha!) or in democracy. Least of all is it a platform for unrepentant sodomites and wannabe alternative prophets. This blog is, purely and simply, an instrument of shameless Catholic propaganda at the best of what yours truly can do, and  for you to read if you find it instructive or ignore if you don’t.

If you want “nuanced”, go to Vincent “Quisling” Nichols. If you want “debate”, go to some Catholic forum. If you want atheism, go to hell (or repent). If you want political correctness, you couldn’t be more wrong than here. Think Mussolini, and you’ll have a good idea of how I manage my blog. Alas, I wasn’t born “pluralist”, and if I had had  an interest in wasting my day moderating what other people write I’d have created a forum, and ceased having a life as a result.

I sometimes think – and I don’t think it often – I am too gentle if every cretin can litter my message box and think I will waste your time and mine posting his supposedly brilliant lucubrations (whiff of vodka, again); which, in turn, would force me to reply to the madness, as the posting of anti-Catholic or even questionable material without adequate rebuttal is inconceivable;  which, in turn, means my blog would be driven – time being what it is – from what they write rather than from what I want to write.

I am embarrassed at times, because not all of the mad night-philosophers are evil; some are, in my eyes, purely deluded time wasters thinking the world must pay attention to them.

Not here, please. Be warned that I do not even read your rants to the end, and who cares if you have been writing 25 minutes before finally detaching yourself from the keyboard and going to bed. At the first signs of stupidity, or anti-Catholic propaganda, or sodomite whining, or delusion of grandeur – have I told you of the one to whom God had appeared? Didn’t read what He had allegedly told him… – and such like you are thrashed.

You had spent 35 minutes writing?

Though.

Mundabor

Posted on January 10, 2012, in Catholicism and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I suspect, though you would know better than me, that some of your more vocal opponents from Damian Thompson’s combox have followed you over here. Certainly more than a few of them gave me the impression that they were a little emotionally disturbed and had a fixation on Catholicism.

    • Ah,

      no one of them would be allowed to post here and they know (two of them tried; other were smarter). I here and then go on the old “Homo Smoke” and whilst they can be funny at times, it is beyond me how such vast amounts of time can be thrown away in those small personal wars. For months now have I never chanced to read comments on the matter at hand.

      It must attract huge amounts of pageviews (again, at times they are really funny), otherwise they would have been all culled long ago.

      I can’t say to you how much better it is to have one’s own blog, when one can write about what one wants, when one wants; without trolls angering one (almost), and best of all keeping everything archived for me and everyone else. And no homosexual and/or PC moderation.

      It doesn’t even cost a penny. Should have done it much earlier.

      M

  2. Dear Mundabor:
    I like your blog, and enjoy agreeing, when I keep mum, and disagreeing, by combox, when I can steal time, but I thought, rather than benito (good name) your model were the boanerges bros at the boanerges stage.

  3. I misread the title, and momentarily thought that you were about to embark on a new policy of being moderate! A moderate Mundabor – surely apocalypse would follow.

    Deo gratias you are doing nothing of the sort!

    God bless,

    Annie Elizabeth (http://defende-nos-in-proelio.blogspot.com/)

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