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elcome to the Digital Meltd0wn Music Blog. The aim of this blog is to introduce the readers to music that is out of print, commercially unavailable, released under a creative commons license, or with approval by the featured artist. The majority of the music posted here would be considered underground. Don't let that fool you into thinking that the music featured here might be any less enjoyable than that of the mainstream artists you hear on the radio, as this couldn't be further from the truth. Please keep in mind that the majority of the artists that appear on this blog, along with their respective record labels, are not wealthy and need your support. If you enjoy the material that you find here, please support the artists/labels by purchasing their material afterwards. If you are an artist/label that would prefer to have your material removed from this blog, simply leave me a comment, and I would be more than happy to promptly remove the offending post. In addition to running this blog, I also work on a few other projects during my spare time. You can find links to those, as well as a few other important links associated with Digital Meltd0wn in the menu bar above.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Comment Moderation

I've had someone leaving hateful comments and false accusations on the blog recently, so I've been forced to enable comment moderation, and will possibly have to require registration. I've been running this blog for almost two years, and I've never had a bad experience with any of the visitors here. It's unfortunate that one person has to ruin it for everyone else. When I came home today and checked my e-mail I was alerted to the fact that there were over 70 comments awaiting moderation from this individual, who posts anonymously I might add. I deleted the post (Roky Erickson - Gremlins Have Pictures) and re-published it, rather than moderating the 70+ comments that were left, so I apologize to those of you had their positive comments deleted.

I believe that everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion, and I wouldn't try to censor anyone who was merely expressing that opinion, but I won't allow false statements to be made about me. I live in rather poor conditions, and work hard just to keep what little bit I have. I've also been trying to take care of a lot of problems which have overwhelmed me lately. Despite all that, I still take time out, almost daily, to generously provide you all with music from my collection. I have obviously already listened to this music, and have nothing to gain by sharing it with you all, other than having the satisfaction of being able to give the artists that I love the recognition that they deserve. This blog is a hobby; an escape from the every day stresses of life, but if that carries over here, then I will have to call it quits.

Life is too short. Let go of whatever it is that's bothering you...
To the Anonymous User who has been leaving dozens of slanderous and pointless comments.. I'm not sure why you are angry with me. I don't appreciate being accused of doing the things that you mentioned in your comments, just as I'm sure you wouldn't. Considering I've never exchanged words with you, I believe that you need to reconsider your position, and hopefully find a better way to use your time. The only people you are hurting are the visitors to this blog and yourself, not me. Life is too short my friend. Let go of whatever it is that's bothering you and move on. It's okay to have problems. We all do. But it's not okay to take those problems out on other people who haven't done anything to you. Despite my better judgement, I'll give you one last chance to respond in a civilized manner and explain to me what the problem is. No one will see your comment but me.

8 comments:

Steven K said...

Sorry to hear about all the nastiness you've been dealing with. Don't let it get you down, because you're a decent guy and I've really loved a lot of the stuff you've put in your blog. I sure hope these jerks don't ruin it for good, so I wish you all the very best and the heartiest of thanks for a great blog.

Steven

hyde maintenance said...

I enjoy yr blog and would like to continue to do so. Hopefully this thing with the asshole will resolve itself. I'm wondering how a person gets invited to private blogs in case it does not?

Anonymous said...

Hope you can alleviate yourself of this wretched discontented youth. I stand by your decision to moderate as needed and believe that this will help resolve any future outbursts containing such slander. Though I choose to remain anonymous I do not abuse that right.

Anonymous said...

That's the same type of pathetic person who exhibits "road rage" or writes poison
pen letters. Ignore it, and the twit will move on. Keep up the good work!

nanshe said...

hmmm... amazing what people will do... makes me realize the importance of showing my appreciation to you and other bloghosts more often than rarely... i'm not sure i've ever dl'd anything from here, but i enjoy just reading a few posts here and there, and learning a little bit about music i might know nothing of otherwise. keep up the good work, i am sure you are making many more people happy than the few who comment!

Anonymous said...

Hey Zero don't let the dicks of this world get you down....you've improved my life by LOTS with your way cool music, and I hope you can continue to do so for a long time....thanks for all you do!

zebulon said...

i just discover your blog... read it (bout comments and your probs with justice) i think insulting comments always sucks, particularly when they are anonymous AND i really don't think you drive bad even the "justice" think...
PS: sorry for my crappy english

oh, btw, good music here !

T-Swords said...

"can't we all just get along?"

i've really enjoyed your blog and hope to continue to do so, and it's hard for me to understand why someone would invest a lot of energy in bugging you.

nonetheless, i think that you should stop doing the blog as soon as it stops being fun for you. it makes me sad when folks get bitter about the experience.

i wish you peace.