This is just an interim post before our guest one today, there was some debate late last night as to what we deem offensive, here’s a brief summary.
Any type of racist comment or anyone calling us racist because we have a pop at a player that happens to be black.
Take Ade, we are having a pop at him because he’s a lazy, useless disloyal, greedy ingrate, not because of his colour and racism is a two way street, so I’m putting the word racist back in the banned words list, if you use it, you’ll go into moderation.
If you want to have a dig at Arsenal, the management or the board, then that’s your prerogative, as long as none of the words you use slip into the above category feel free.
The big no, no however is when people use offensive language to other bloggers, that is bullying and I hate bullies, so disagree by all means, debate with each other all day long, but don’t call the guy you’re debating with a wanker, because if you do that you go in the bin. And debating’s Ok, but arguing stifles debate, so once you have made your point, move on.
I let on 17 new Grovers yesterday but had to bin one, so I can live with that, one guy I binned sometime ago came into moderation yesterday and said ‘Geoff you’re a cunt, why won’t you let me on’ well he answered his own question there didn’t he!
I do it so you can blog safe in the knowledge you won’t feel threatened, most of these cyber bullies are 11 years old having a pop at a grown up and trying to get away with it. This is a blog where we all get on, are all Arsenal fans and many of you span the globe, so we are truly International, and I’m very proud of that.
Finally we have a binned bin, that is for people who regularly come on and say nasty stuff, those comments are automatically trashed, so we don’t even read them, so for those of you out there that send them, you are wasting your time, they don’t even get read.
Let me finish by saying you don’t have to agree with me, the people that say that are people that used to blog on here but got offensive… the disaffected Grovers. They still read this blog though and they still talk about us, funny thing is they are all welcome if they can stop themselves being nasty.
I hope this clears up any grey areas, a football post is on its way soon.