Posted by M on March 01, 2002 at 11:45:59:
In Reply to: Re: Fearless Frank! posted by Lance Boyle on March 01, 2002 at 10:03:44:
We pull obscenities, offensive material, racist material, or accusations against named people that cannot be supported or that are obviously libellous (and we do seem to vaguely remember the Lance O'Boyle handle in the context of at least one of the above - we've had to lance a few of your boils alright! :).
Seriously though, we want this board to have a bit of levity and interest for people in Castlebar and Mayo and not be a site that will immediately offend a high proportion of the readers. But we also want it to be interesting and lively. It's always a balancing act (but with well over 100,000 pages read in the past 28 days the balance is probably about right). An item that is 'news' is always welcome - the test is whether a newspaper, radio or TV station would publish the piece. We also pull blatant commercial adverts and spam that we feel is of no local interest.
Since 1998 when this board began we have had a minimum of problems really - we never had to introduce registration or even cookies to control access. Only once did we have to institute a specific IP address ban to prevent one highly racist and really offensive, obnoxious individual from posting. In general it has been a good experience moderating it and hopefully also for those reading it and contributing to it.