print_r($recent);

Array
(
 [545]=>Collections
 [544]=>Good morning
 [543]=>You know the fee...
 [542]=>Date more, care ...
 [541]=>Moving On
)

 

RAMCal(date('my'));

December 2007
sun mon tue wed thu fri sat
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          
archives(RAM);


print_r($newStuff);

Array
(
 [RAndoMness]=> 28Sep09
 [JPsDocs] => 22Feb09
 [JPics] => 10Dec11
 [frontpage]
 [FeedBack]
)

recent music
Boycott SONY

print_r($background);
Array
(
 [today]=>
 [past]=>backgrounds
)


getentries(02Nov06);   getentries(03Nov06);

printentries(20Dec07);

Free Speech on the Internet
added Thu December 20 2007 at 8:18 PM
4 comments
It's not the first time this has come up on my site. I guess with all my libertarian rhetoric, it's an inevitable topic. Am I allowed to censor the commentary on my site?

Technically, the answer is an obvious affirmative. In fact, I do it all the time. Because I've been too busy, I haven't set up the proper permissions or even a good captcha scheme to keep spambots awaay. I've thought about it at various points, but right now really isn't the time to do it. At any rate, I started getting serious amounts of blog spam several months ago and I made it so that I have to manually approve all comments. It is technically easier for me to disallow a comment than to allow it.

Legally, it's probably an open and shut case. It is my private website, hosted on my brother's private server. I make it clear that I am strictly moderating all comments. I do not advertise my website as an open forum. I could probably be a bit more clear and make a legal disclaimer that I may delete comments for any reason, but if it were ever a legal issue, I would just remove all comments before allowing a comment that I didn't want to.

But what are the ethics involved? I claim to be a proponent of free and open discourse. I often complain about government playing Big Brother and trying to repress free expression. So at what point do I put my foot down?



There's more to read. Read the extended entry.