Lies and the lying liar who lied them.
That’s cliché Latin, of course, but it’s the best I can do, because I am typing this post with one hand while trying to remove my foot from my mouth with the other.– He failed to mention that he was trying to remove his male lovers dick from his ass with his other hand.
I have many times at this site said that if I were wrong about something I would freely admit it.- Saying it doesn’t make it true Al. You never admit when you are wrong and your lack of self awareness in this matter is stunning.Just a couple of examples: I was wrong about Greg Maddux not being traded at the deadline last year; and I wrote quite a long post finally giving up my support for Dusty Baker, long after I should have.- Ahh the Maddux trade, another thing that was NOT going to happen.
And wow, have I been wrong this past week, and I wanted to say so, and let each and every one of you know, so that we can get this community back to being the great place that each and every one of you has helped make it.-And by community Al meant a website devoted to snaring in as much traffic as possible so a few stray lemmings will click on advertisements for Cafe Press or MLB.com. Also, I was around BCB in early 07 and that was not a great place at all. It was the exact same place as it is right now. In other words it was shit.
Here it is: I was wrong. I take the blame. I ask you to read and think and forgive.– Translation- Please don’t leave, I know I’m a douche and offer no content or real analysis but please just stay for scans of my scorecards and banal observations from the bleachers. I’m a very lonely man and the hookers that I craigslist keeping robbing and leaving me. You people are all I have left!
I’ve been called a dictator at times, You are.and while I think that’s a little over-the-top, It’s not. I have heard from some of you that I was too heavy-handed last week in addressing the community guidelines. That’s the last thing I want for this site.Actually the last thing you want on your site is dissent. Or discussion. Or black people& the gheys. In going back and re-reading the offending comments, and thinking about how I handled that situation, I’ll admit that you guys have a point. I should have handled that situation differently, and as you will see below, in the future, I pledge to you that I will. No you wont Al. You most certainly will not change a thing.
That said, I felt that things such as hijacking of diaries, and all the various comments and diaries about the nuts and bolts of the site, took away from our mission here Make $ — which is to enjoy baseball and the Cubs and, when appropriate, other things, too, and have fun. It should have been a clue to everyone on the internet that if the guy running the blog has to remind you to have fun (when he deems it appropriate) you should just keep on surfin’ to a new site. I was concerned that we were getting away from that, and am still concerned about it; again I give you a pledge that I will deal with it more effectively in the future, and one thing all of you can do is help me in that effort, and I have in fact had some help already, particularly in putting together this post, and for that, I am deeply grateful. (You know who you are!) No I don’t know who this person is, but I would like to find out. So I can punch them.
A blog is a living organism in many ways, particularly when it’s set up the way BCB is, with free and open commenting Are you fucking kidding me?, and incidentally, SBNation is within the next few months going to roll out a vastly improved commenting system (as well as some other upgrades) which I think all of you will like. Hey Lemmings dont leave, Daddy Kos is going to provide us with new shiny bells and whistles and a system that allows us to LSA and REC’d 95 % faster!!
I’m digressing, so let me get to the point. If any of you — anyone — thinks that I have been too dictatorial, too smothering, too picky, too patrolling, too stifling, then you are right, and I have been wrong. I may be the oldest blogger at SBNation, but that doesn’t mean I can’t learn a valuable lesson and change. Apparently it does, Al Yellon is now a case study for why people over 50 should be shot.
As you know, I’ve set up community guidelines here, and have been accused of “censorship” as a result. No need for the quotation marks Al, its not quasi censorship, it’s the real deal complete with the requisite banning and comment deletions for those who offend your delicate sensibilities. The guidelines were not and are not supposed to “censor”; all they are supposed to accomplish is to keep a level of civil discussion among people who can get quite passionate about their positions, as well as keep the diary system from degenerating into 1500 different diaries on “Jason Marquis sucks!” I admit to all of you today that I may have been too heavy-handed in attempting to stick to these guidelines, and I’m going to stop doing that. That’s a lie. Period.Lie No excuses,Another lie no loopholes,*cough Liar! I’m just going to stop.Nope. As such, I have tweaked the guidelines a bit, and I encourage all of you to check them out if you haven’t lately, or not at all. This guy is so fucking delusional that he thinks people reading a Cubs blog really want to take time out of their day to read his stupid fucking make believe guidelines and study them as if it were the Bill of Rights. What a twat.
So today I invite each and every one of you — yes, you, you the ones who are apparently voluntarily staying away, because yes, So much excess wordage here, Al never learned that English is a language best served by getting to the point. I noticed the silence here yesterday too — to come back, to post freely (Within reason), about anything (But not really)and everything (As long as this everything doesn’t include barbecue, coleslaw or anything that makes Al uncomfortable) . I note that has already begun today, and I’m glad to see that. Diary hijacking? Well, I think I overreacted. Please feel free, and I mean that. All I ask are two things:
- please, no name-calling. There are ways to criticize another poster’s post without calling him or her a “moron”.
- try to keep the profanity level down. I don’t mind the occasional “fuck” ooh la la-Another plea for gay sex on his baseball blog, for shame Mr. Yellon , or even “fuckwit”. But we do have kids reading BCB — mine, for one. That poor child.
I should mention here that in the aftermath of some of the things that occurred here last week, cubbiejulie has begunher own site. And changed her name, filed a restraining order and moved to Alaska you creepy old man. On the great big Internets, that’s everyone’s prerogative. As long as she doesn’t violate your “intellectual property” If I did anything personally to her that caused her to leave, You did.I apologize for that as well, for it was certainly not my intention to do so. But it WAS your intention to…… I wish her well. Baseball games start this Thursday! I’ll have an open thread posted that day. C’mon back, everyone, and I meaneveryone. Except for the following people-