Wow. That dentist post has 225 comments on it. It would be some nice ego-stroking if those hundreds of comments were about my post, but they aren’t. What are those comments about? A whole lot of banging of heads against brick walls and a flamewar laced with personal insults.
This site is the virtual meeting place for Florida Citizens for Science. It’s similar to our group having actual meetings in a physical building somewhere on a regular bases where we share information, swap stories, make plans, and take action. We just do these things here on the Internet rather than in a room somewhere. All of our talking, planning, and action is more or less based on the organization’s general mission: defend and promote sound science in Florida. We’re Florida citizens. We’re concerned about attacks on science education. That’s what brings us together. That’s why I am here blogging.
For a while now, though, the comments have been crashed by folks not concerned with the organization’s general mission. That’s no different than these folks bursting into our meeting room and demanding we debate them and defend ourselves on their terms. When that happens, our mission gets derailed and the site’s image to a person possibly stopping by for the first time is tarnished. Florida Citizens for Science just looks like trash as a result. I’m tired of the highjacking. I am now closing the hottest flamewar threads. If anyone persists in trying to stir up more flamewars, I’m calling security and having those people trespassed (in other words, I’m will ban those folks from commenting in the future). For anyone who thus gets banned, feel free to whine and complain about mean old Brandon expelling you somewhere else. Whatever. If this action of mine causes folks to stop visiting the site and hardly anyone ever comments, then so be it. I’m not writing posts with the goal of seeing how long the comments thread can get. I’m just here to pass along information and offer FCS’s help if needed. If we can have a little fun and make new friends and help each other out in the process, then great.
This is the site for Florida Citizens for Science. Everyone is welcome to participate provided you remember where you are and why we are here.