- ...I, for one, would prefer that SCC change from a chronological diary format to the reverse-chronolgical format as used in the NYPD RANT.
- Can anyone clarify the terminology in describing the format used here vs. the reverse-chronological format (a la NYPD RANT) where the most recent post is "bumped" up to the top?
Blogs don't operate that way. NYPD RANT is a bulletin board. Different system completely. The old SCCN was a bulletin board along the same lines as NYPD RANT and ANYONE could start a topic and the comments afterwards were underneath in a outline format. The Chicago Fire Department has a similar bulletin board up.
NEWSFLASH! The owner of NYPD RANT was fired from the police department for badmouthing the brass. Yes, he got his job back and at last report was attempting to get a disability pension of some form and (we think) damages for the firing. NEWFLASH! The CFD Board almost cost a firefighter his job also. He had to take down the board for a while and institute security measures and all sorts of crap. NEWSFLASH! The old SCCN board doesn't exist anymore because RMG sued BO for comments appearing on his board. Bulletin Boards are easily tracable because they have to send the bill somewhere. And if they know who's paying the bill, they can supoena a list of registered users. We don't feel like fighting a 1st Amendment suit that would take up the next 5 years. And you can bet there are dozens of people out there who love to test the Rules and Regulations portion about "bringing discredit" or obstructing "the mission" of the department even though it isn't US posting the bullshit.