Comments policy ~ theatre notes

Friday, August 03, 2007

Comments policy

I haven't uploaded an official comments policy, and I suspect it's time I did.

One of the aims of Theatre Notes is to be a forum for lively, open and fearless discussion about theatre, and thoughtful posts from readers with diverse points of view are strongly encouraged. I expect all discussion to observe basic civilities.

This is my party, and I reserve the right to remove spam or posts that I consider offensive. This includes posts that mistake personal abuse for reasoned argument, or which are directly sexist, racist, homophobic or otherwise plain bigoted. While impassioned argument is welcome, trolling - the activity of deflecting an argument into a time-wasting flame war - will not be tolerated.

6 comments:

Jodi said...

May I say that you remained polite far longer than I could have done.

And, as someone who thought they could remove theatre from their life completely, it's you that made me realise that I couldn't do it, and I've felt impelled to disagree with you on a number of things so far. You provide a valuable forum, Dr Croggon, which has pushed me to the point where I want to jump back in. If only to disagree. We may never agree on anything (actually, we probably do, but so far it's only been when I've read one of your posts and suffered from compulsive typing)but I just wanted to say thanks for forcing me to argue about something I was pretending didn't matter any more.

Which possibly sounds insane, but from where I'm sitting isn't. I blame ten years of Playbox torture. Which is enough to send anyone over the edge...

Jodi G.

Alison Croggon said...

Hi Jodi - chuffed to see I've been awarded another honourary doctorate! A dear friend has called me "Doc" ever since I spent six months at Cambridge with "Dr Croggon" fraudulently (if courteously) painted in gold letters above the door to my rooms. Alas, I remain innocent of all such letters, and am an unrepentant autodidact.

Anyway, thank you. And I'm sure we agree on some basic things, even if it's only a mutual passion for theatre. Which is actually quite enough.

Jodi G said...

I could have sworn someone told me you had one of the dreaded things - people are so unreliable these days...

If you can't trust gossip, really, what the hell can you believe?

Have an honourary on me...

Jodi

Gorkem Acaroglu said...

I would like to comment on your review of The Lonesome West, which I directed. It does seem apt that you review my program notes when you only saw half the show and left at interval. I would like to propose that you state in your 'reviews' when you have seen a full show and when you have not.

Alison Croggon said...

I beg your pardon, Gorkem: I did indeed watch the whole show. If you want some confirmation, you can ask Richard Watts, with whom I drank a whiskey afterwards and discussed what we had just seen. Whatever gave you that idea?

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