Quote from Radio 4 today: 'Let's make lesbians visible again'.
Just a quick note about comments - I still read all of your posts, but I don't very often leave a comment on a blog where moderation has been switched on, and I am getting better at remembering which sites use it. Just saying.
That leads down a dark tunnel, how do you mark them? I have decided to die ignorant of the fact that everyone has a different pronoun. Can you all wear little badges to distinguish yourselves please if you are serious about marking your sex/gender/or whatever known to others.ReplyDelete
The dungarees of invisibility.Delete
I don't even know what you mean by 'moderation has been switched on' and at my age I just can't cope with finding out. So please keep 'pally' with me - I enjoy our contact.ReplyDelete
You are a rare constant Weave.Delete
Well, I'm new here so it probably doesn't apply.ReplyDelete
I've laughed out loud twice in the reading of your post...thanks for that.
Donna...and yes, I'm a hugger.
I liked it so much better when everyone just got along. Strife over nothing seems a waste of time and effort.ReplyDelete
What I am talking about has nothing to do with strife.Delete
I always read your posts Tom.ReplyDelete
And I yours.Delete
Well, that will keep my brain working - still wondering, Tom, not sure I got the pun.ReplyDelete
Here in Germany journalists, ministries, administration, publishers and other moral police are going crazy: since 2019 law is demanding (!) that a job offer is written as "m/f/d" (male/female/non-binary). Can you imagine that many newspapers etc demand, mandatory, the one writes: "Lehrer*Innen", or "Lehrer_Innen" or "Lehrer:Innen"?" (when they speak TV reporters make a pause between "Lehrer * Innen".
Imagine "teacher*esses" for your lovely language.
Honestly it is very difficult to read or listen to - every time!!! - , "tarsam", as Georgie Pillson from "Queen Lucia" would say - but even such an innocent remark of the wonderful gay author E.F.Benson might nowadays be looked upon with distrust - is he mocking "somebody*esses" because of his/*its/her gender???
I have a non-binary grand daughter. I can't keep up either.Delete
Well, I for one had no clue that they had been invisible. I'd like to learn that trick myself. Can non-lesbians learn how to do this as well?ReplyDelete
Yes. You just have to grow old.Delete
A fast car and a ticket to anywhere.ReplyDelete
I'll take the car.Delete
It's a long time since I listened to radio 4...what on earth was the programme about?!ReplyDelete
Tom I keep comment moderation on...rest assured that ordinary comments do get published....but filtering out the unpleasant, the spam, the downright rude, the selling links....that's why people keep it on
It was the closing line by a the latest presenter on Woman's Hour. I didn't hear the rest.Delete
I don't really care if my comments get published in absentia or not, and I never find out anyway. If I get unpleasant comments I just delete them. Easy. It's not your problem, it's mine.
I keep moderation on to eliminate the spam - and also because of my books I get a lot of comments that don't relate to the blog at all; I tend to reply direct to them but not publish. All 'normal' comments always get published.ReplyDelete
And you almost never reply to any comments left on your own blog. You protest too much.Delete
You should make the effortReplyDelete
It’s not a big effort all toldDelete
What are you on about now? Another explanation might be of some use. Jesus, for a man who loves all comments except from arseholes, you are the last person to turn on moderation.Delete
How did we drift from lesbians being visible to moderation being on/off? Don't force me to "read only" and never comment on your blog..ReplyDelete
It wasn't so much as a drift, more of a swerve. I would never do that. I like your comments.Delete
I haven't commented for a while as there is so much going on here ! I don't have moderation switched on so you don't have any excuses on my blog 🤣. XXXXReplyDelete
I know you don't, Jack@. You haven't been posting much recently, but neither have I.Delete
I think my blog is probably too boring to attract trolls or assholes, and even if it did, I don't really care too much. They're the ones saying the offensive stuff, not me, and I'd probably enjoy letting others read what asses they were making of themselves.
Well if yours is boring, so must mine be. I have never had any real trolls and I find assholes tend to go away if you tell them to and keep deleting them. On the rare occasions when people have said offensive things, I have usually let them stand also to - as you say - show others what cunts they really are. Actually, you didn't say that. I did. Google is very good at filtering out spam these days, to the extent they quite often filter out ordinary comments including my own - on my own posts. To hell with comment moderation. It's a form of self indulgence.Delete
Maybe we could just make comment moderation invisible? (I'll get my coat...)ReplyDelete
It usually is. That's why I keep forgetting who uses it.Delete