A Community of Respectful Pals

Dear WU-vies:

Alex and I have just taken a step which I do not believe we have ever needed to take before in the long history of WEIRD UNIVERSE. We deleted someone's comment because it was nasty, rude, hostile and generally boorish. (And may I also say that the suffering longtime member of the community, the commenter to whom the insults were addressed, reacted with restraint, dignity, calm and a noble nature.)

Let me take this unfortunate occasion to remind everyone that WU has always been a landmark of collegiality and friendliness and acceptance, albeit happily flavored with irony, black humor and appreciation for the world's incredible stupidity. Especially in comparison to much of the internet, WU remains a happy place. Let's try to keep it that way.

Thanks, as always, for your attention, support and understanding.

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Feb 22, 2018
     Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | Etiquette and Formal Behavior | Weird Universe | Comments

Now you´ve got my curiosity piqued.
Posted by F.U.D. on 02/22/18 at 11:32 AM
A difficult decision but a necessary one. Thank you.
Posted by Steve E. on 02/22/18 at 02:17 PM
Internet Trolls everywhere.
Posted by Ed on 02/22/18 at 07:22 PM
Long, long time reader, first post... Keep up the good work!
Posted by Lone Ranger on 02/22/18 at 09:54 PM
Too bad about the comment. For those of you who just read, please join in. It makes for more interesting interaction and I for one enjoy hearing opinions other than my own even if I may not agree. No one should be abused for voicing their views on life, the universe and everything.
Posted by KDP on 02/23/18 at 08:06 AM
Well done, admins.
Posted by Virtual on 02/23/18 at 09:13 AM
Wow. I've always enjoyed the comments here because folks are generally nice and sometimes informative. I did not see the offending comment, but I'm glad you took action. There's too much nastiness on the internet.
Posted by David Plechaty on 02/24/18 at 05:11 PM
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