What I will not tolerate
I will not tolerate rudeness and deliberate meanness.
Someone has been posting in the Knitty guestbook, waving about the US Constitution [give me a break] and her rights.
No one has the right to post a comment on Knitty's guestbook that is rude or hurftul. There are lots of ways to express an opinion, and if a poster chooses to do so in a way that is intentionally mean, buh-bye. And what gives you the right to claim freedom of expression on a website that is NOT YOUR PROPERTY? You want to be horrible to other people? Do it on your own blog. Keep it away from me and Knitty.
For those who missed the exchange, I have captured it here, removing only the sentence that is intentionally hurtful and the related URL. I have copies of the IP addresses and the full posts and can take further action if the poster doesn't learn how to behave in polite society.
Oh, and by the way -- my message contains no accusations. It was simply a statement of facts. If the poster feels accused, perhaps she should examine her own conscience.
message: [sentence deleted] If this is an example of how the purchasers of this magazine is, I feel sorry for their self-images and goals.I'd rather be bulimic than let myself go like that.
name: Amy editor
message: Isn't that funny? Tigress has the same IP address as Diane -- email@example.com -- the poster from few pages back. What a wacky coincidence!
message: That wasn't me. In fact the author is on her way home and will be sending you a note from her computer within the next 1/2 hr. We have 4 computers here. I cannot be looking over everyones shoulder all the time and if someone wants to make a comment on your board he or she is allowed to under the first amendment rights. I was under the inpression as you said that personal attacks were not allowed however you are personally accusing me.
message: I a was using my daughter's business computer..I am now posting from my own IP address. I have a right to express my own opinions under the U. S. Constitution. I am not yelling "fire in a crowded theater". As the old saying goes, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen". I personally go not care to see any overweight models in ANY magazine, on t.v. shopping channels or elsewhere. If you do not like the fact that I am expressing how I feel and am not being "politically correct", I suggest you get over it.