Why would anyone want to post a blog here at recruitingblogs and then censor any comments it might attract?

Wouldn't that change this site from one where people engage, to one where people just broadcast?

The author of this blog has chosen to delete comments.

I doubt there is a better way of illustrating that the argument presented in your blog post has absolutely no intellectual rigour, than censoring comments.

Dumb doesn't even begin to describe this kind of behaviour.

Here's a tip for all you budding HR/Recruitment bloggers.  If you can't back-up your argument, stay away from posting stuff on the Internet.

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Comment by Jerry Albright on February 11, 2014 at 10:08am


Comment by Amber on February 11, 2014 at 10:36am

Agree that if you write something you believe you should welcome other people's thoughts. Negative or positive, you might learn something - or they might. Why close or require approval for comments? If there is an a_hole commenting it usually just makes them look stupid, so let them show what a jerk they are.

Comment by Mitch Sullivan on February 11, 2014 at 11:04am

Just for the record, here's the comment that Mike deleted:

"Karma is a universal truth".  Really?  I'd always thought it was just spiritualist mumbo jumbo.

Comment by Matt Charney on February 11, 2014 at 11:34am

Just a heads up to all, thanks to the awesome network that is Ning there is no way for the master admin account to turn off the ability of individual posters to delete or moderate comments. Tim is working on seeing if we can overwrite that because, well, if this site was simpatico with censorship I'd be out of a job.

Comment by Sandra McCartt on February 11, 2014 at 11:59am
Totally agree Mitch. I commented on the post about Flapping Birds by the guy trying to peddle his "optimization process" that I was really sorry about his flapping bird, perhaps he needed to click his link and optimize his bird. He didn't appreciate my sense of humor and deleted it.

Moderating or deleting comments is the act of a narcissist who only wants people wetting their rompers in agreement in my opinion.
Comment by Mike Rasmussen on February 11, 2014 at 1:35pm

Civility in this world is lacking and I for one would like to see more of it.  I am sure Mitch you are a great Recruiting Professional.  I have even learned a thing or two from reading your blogs.  But you definitely have something to learn about being civil.  Therefore I am done with this.  You may comment on my blog but please keep it free of sarcasm if you will, and if possible add a discussion point that let's others show their colors.  Now, if you will add to the discussion instead of openly disparaging me well I am all for that.  I want the record to show I tried to offer you an olive branch.  Hope you can understand that civility to me in this world is much more valuable than sarcasm.  If you contribute a thoughtful dialogue that adds value then I welcome that, but if you openly disparage me on twitter and use words that quite frankly one might hear on a highway in bumper to bumper traffic, well how then shall I respond to you?  I think this world needs more civility, and that is what Karma is all about, not spiritual mumbo jumbo.  You do get back what you put in so to speak, and if one works hard to do right by candidates, clients, and to a larger extent this professional community, well that is Karma.  I don't expect you to understand my reasoning, nor do I expect you to change who you are, all I ask is that you show forth civility and stop the Twitter bash that you have initiated.  If your point is to win exposure this is the wrong way to go about it sir.

Comment by Keith D. Halperin on February 11, 2014 at 4:32pm

@ Mike: I hear what you're saying. However, I've been known to make a sarcastic remark on line from time to time, and I'd like to have the opportunity to do that here as well. I do not view RBC as a place where we engage in polite and measured discussion over tea and crumpets; I view this as a place where we can have knock- down, drag-out fights where we get covered in blood, sweat, tears, and other bodily fluids I choose not to name here. (No free advertising, though.)I believe RBC can serve as a forum to discuss issues and opinions that would otherwise be (self) censored, and I value that.  



Comment by Mike Rasmussen on February 11, 2014 at 6:51pm

@Keith - Thanks.  I think you won me over with your argument.

Ok - Mitch I am game to respond to you openly and honestly and I am going to say this candidly.  I at times found your comments on a grey line, and was somewhat irritated by them thinking they delved into the realm of verbal bashing. We in the US have much to learn about British humor - and just like you hate cats some love cats, point being we all have things that get under our skin.  Perhaps I have misjudged and perhaps I need to be more open about any kind of comment, so lesson learned. So there - you have it.  And yes I deleted your comment because I believe in a dialogue that is free from disparagement but in your British Humor perhaps you meant nothing by it.  Therefore - let's put forth a mutual respect for each other here, and I will strive to have an open mind.  And anytime you want to engage me in a debate well I am game.

Comment by Keith D. Halperin on February 11, 2014 at 7:45pm

Thank you, Mike. I appreciate it. I'll try not to be too much of a jerk too much of the time.

(Did I hear a faint voice somewhere saying "Too late for that, Keith!"?)

Keep Blogging,


Comment by Mitch Sullivan on February 12, 2014 at 2:21am

Mike, me questioning the validity of 'karma being a universal truth' is hardly what most people would describe as being uncivil or rude.  I suspect most people would see trying to censor open debate as being a lot more uncivil.

I apologise for calling you a "soft headed prick" on Twitter.

I admit my original comment on your blog was tinged with a touch of sarcasm, but that was only in proportion to what I perceive is the ludicrousness of the idea that karma is a universal truth.  So, given that you seemed to base an entire blog on that premise, I felt it was perfectly reasonable to question it.

Welcome to the Internet, Mike.


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