Community Standards
August 8, 2011 11:35 AM - About LifeinBklyn - BoerumHillScott
OK, this has been talked about before, but I wanted a thread more focused on it.

The question is, what should out community standards be for public comments?

Clear prohibitions for me include:
- Non-pubic, personal information about others
- Pornographic Images
- Bestiality Images

Other areas that are more grey include:
- repeated and malicious personal attacks
- Racism and hate speech

Other thoughts or categories?


In the near future I am looking for ways to have private areas where some of the standards could be relaxed.
However, even in private areas there will need to be some sort of standards to meet legal requirements.


Open Thread
August 8, 2011 7:08 AM - Open Thread - admin


Weekend OT
August 6, 2011 7:45 AM - Open Thread - BoerumHillScott


Open Thread
August 5, 2011 7:11 AM - Open Thread - BoerumHillScott


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August 4, 2011 7:48 AM - Open Thread - CGar
End of the OT Party
Tonight, Thursday, August 4th, 6:30 -
Montero's, 73 Atlantic Avenue @ Hicks Street


Good Morning. Anyone Have Any Plans For This Evening?
August 4, 2011 7:41 AM - Open Thread - dibs
Just asking.


Open Thread
August 3, 2011 6:34 AM - Open Thread - BoerumHillScott


You guys gotta check this out
August 2, 2011 10:22 PM - Open Thread - Kensingtonian
How you like this condo and the price? Too bad it's in upstate NY

http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/reb/2522374840.html


Open Thread
August 2, 2011 7:16 AM - Open Thread - BoerumHillScott


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August 1, 2011 7:25 AM - Open Thread - BoerumHillScott


I Never Had Any Doubt That Congress Would Get The Debt Ceiling Passed
August 1, 2011 6:57 AM - Open Thread - dibs
And well before the 11th hour!!!!


The Brooklyn Anthropologist (#1 in an occasional series)
July 31, 2011 3:00 PM - Open Thread - WonTon
Okay, so as many of you know, I split my year between Park Slope and Asia, which keeps me in a permanent state of culture shock--and I like it that way. Because it helps me notice the strange, sometimes annoying, and often wonderful behavioral patterns of Slope denizens, that might otherwise pass by unnoticed.

Like the Sad Abandoned Books of Park Slope ^^

This is the fourth or fifth tableau I've seen like this in the last two weeks. Nobody in Park Slope, it seems, can bear to throw away a book. We leave them, like foundlings, piled on doorsteps, balanced against wrought iron fences, even propped on top of walls. They stare at you as you pass by, begging like lost puppies for a new home.

And they say that print is dead! Maybe it is. Maybe these are the blanched corpses left to rot after the UPS man delivers the new Kindle or iPad.

I wonder why so many people in Park Slope seem so conflicted about destroying their books. Is it liberal guilt? Or a passive aggressive wish to spread bedbugs to literate strangers?

An informant of mine tells me that the Brooklyn Public Library has changed their donation policy and is only gonna take used books once a year, in October. Maybe that, more than anything else explains the strange proliferation of well-thumbed foundlings in the neighborhood.

What do you do with your old books? Do you ever just toss them in the trash?