STARTINGTO FEEL SHAME SEZ: Dear SCC between your extended bouts of patting yourself on the back, and telling us how great you are maybe you could clean up your little porno site here. wadddya tink?
Where did we pat ourselves on the back? By saying we did good on the test? Puh-lease. How about instead of taking us to task, you take our compatriots (and the trolls that skate in) to task for the crap they post here? We check the site a couple times a day and clean it up when we get here, but it runs unmanned 22 hours a day MINIMUM. We've got better things to do than monitor what adults type on a computer 24/7 - play with the rug rats, study for part two of the test, kill brain cells with alcohol, photoshop a new picture, etc.
If you go back to our very first posts, this is a HOBBY for us. We aren't pouring our hearts and souls into it. We have a life outside of blogging and being the police. We made a conscious decision to post ONE worthwhile thread a day. Go through our archives and some days, we've posted 3 or 4; some other days, maybe a single half-assed post. But we'll bet we're averaging slightly above the one we said we would.
We've said it before and we'll say it again. We understand the allure of the "bathroom wall" mentality here. We count on it in a way in that we can tell stories that might otherwise never get told. Part of the trade off is the bullshit that you read in the stalls. We clean it up as we're able but we aren't sweating it. And when we run through with our broom every so often, we take out what irritates us - our site, our rules. You don't like it, go elsewhere.
Our only other options involve (A) registered users and (B) fully moderated comments. We hate choice A because it means there is a list in existence. A list is subject to subpoena. A list is traceable. We don't like lists. Choice B has it's allure, BUT it involves a bit of work for us and a LOT of patience for our readers. In a nutshell, we'd get to screen EVERY SINGLE COMMENT before it gets posted. But since we only can get to the blog twice a day, that means all of your insightful commentary sits around for 8 to 12 hours in an e-mail box until we screen it then post it. No more give and take. No more breaking news out of 35th Street. No more of what makes the board a good read. So we use what we have here and deal with it as we can.
If you're the ass who keeps posting the slander, libel and other crap, thanks for nothing. Coppers can always manage to ruin a good thing for other cops. SCCN went away for this reason and the owner of NYPD Rant lost his job for a while over similar shit. Hope you aren't doing it from Department computers (many of which have keylogger programs running) because they will fire you for it. All they have to do is prove you were on the computer at the time stuff was posted - hell, your IP addresses are logged on our SiteMeter. We on the other hand, have a measure of protection as we are doing this off duty, in our spare time and from our own computer. We have a number of legal opinions in our possession should it ever come to a defense so we sleep easy at night.