Standing Tall or Copping Out

Today there was an unamed and unlinked (at least here) carnival posted. At least one of the posts features in the carnival had objectionable content. One author who had also contributed a post to the carnival asked to have their post removed. The owner of the blog where the carnival was hosted contacted the coordinator of the carnival to get permission to remove the link from their own blog.

Other readers objected in the comments of the carnival to the link to the objectionable post. The owner of the blog where the carnival was posted replied in the comments:

I have no control over whose blog entries are in this Carnival

christine: That is a cop out. The terms of service of that blog service clearly state that the owner of the blog is responsible for the content. And, you agreed to those terms. You are responsible for every single letter and every single link. I realize that you did not write the other post and based on what else I see in your blog, you don’t agree with it. But you linked to it.

There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant.
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to tear down, and a time to build.
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather them; a time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces.
A time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away.
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to be silent, and a time to speak.
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace..

Author: Ron

Homeschooling dad of 4 (ages 27 - 14), grampy to 3, WordPress core contributor, former farmboy & software developer by profession.

5 thoughts on “Standing Tall or Copping Out”

  1. And why I never was. Anyway – I think its more likely she didn’t bother to read the terms or even think about it.

    Never to ascribe to conspiracy what can be explained by incompetence.

    I think Machiavelli said that?

  2. I realize that some of us are more literate in the forms of writing found on the internet but I would class myself at the less literate end. And I understood that carnivals were a pretty informal way of grouping blogs and that the host of a carnival did more than just post whatever came their way. The benefit to those of us who read carnivals is that we get a guided tour of a bunch of relevant websites. I usually expect a guided tour to help me assess what I’m seeing/reading and also maybe determine which bits I may or may not want to look at in more detail.

    This is more than a cop-out. It suggests that the CoH doesn’t do anything that a google search for homeschooling blogs would do — provide a more or less random list of stuff on the topic of interest. I shudder to think what kind of education someone gives their kids if they are unable to make choices amongst blog entries submitted to the carnival.

  3. A few months ago a couple of my blogging friends tried to get me to submit something to the CoH. I kept putting it off. I finally submitted something around Easter.

    One of the many reasons I didn’t submit something months ago was that I honestly thought that the people putting the carnival together actually read the stuff and approved the entries. Honestly, because I am not the best writer in the world, I never “submitted.” ha I worried that an entry of mine wouldn’t be up to par.

    I never, ever made a habit of reading the CoH because even though I’m not a secular person, I don’t like reading all the religious blogs.

    I completely agree, this was a big cop out.

    Thanks for providing space for the country fair!

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