This brief entry represents the 2,001 online post. In addition, there have been over 2,300 comments contributed – a great statistic where the number of comments are greater than the amount of posts.
I haven’t counted the number of comments that never saw the light of day because of rude, libelous or racist language. There have been a sizeable number – mainly centered around the SmartCentres’ affair. Needless to say, it’s now a fact of digital life that anonymity brings out the worst in some folks. Other folks just don’t care as they feel that it’s their right to use whatever name-calling language they so desire to make their points.
Commenting is straight-forward here on Aim High and you can be anonymous. Countering others’ ideas is more than fair game. Slamming them personally – getting your digs in - is another thing … at least on my shift.
If you submit a rationale argument but decide to sprinkle in an insult – off it goes to the digital trash bin – valid points and all. Comments are not censored based on political or ideological bases. You just have to be polite.
There’s another statistic indicative of online blog life. Readers never see this but there have been over 4,700 spam attempts on Aim High as well. WordPress’ excellent software catches most of it in addition to ongoing vigilance by moi.
Finally, I have been much delayed in a blog redesign for Aim High. I’m hoping that I’ll have enough time over the summer to implement some long-threatened changes.
Thanks to all of you who have supported this endeavour.