Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Lawn Signs and Deletion Policy

A flurry of activity was created on this blog last night over the illegal lawnsign blog which tracks and photographs illegal lawn sign locations in Santa Barbara. An innovative use of technology, none of us here at Blogabarbara had anything to do with it...I've seen quite a few illegal SB Police Officer Association signs in the last few days myself. I've also seen a few ones that are in really dumb locations -- like the Lanny Ebenstein one on the way into Hope Ranch. Thing is, Hope Ranch residents can't vote in the city council election. This blog seems to take on a rather bipartisan, objective view -- no matter who the candidate.

Deletion Policy: I've had a few readers question when posts are deleted from Blogabarbara. Our policy is to delete blog spam because if you keep it there -- you encourage them. We don't need to be reading about increasing our web site's traffic or about the wonders of Cialis. We aren't going to delete posts that disagreee with our opinions written herein -- but we don't have any kind of mandate to post every single comment either. Much like an editor of a newspaper decides which letters to put on his or her pages -- we reserve the right to not include posts that use profane language or are over-the-top mean to other posters or the Blogabarbara writers. If one wants to create a blog for such a purpose, they are welcome to create one at We will even link to it...

Identity: one anonymous reader threw down the gauntlet last night and suggested a bet based on a Channing win that our identities at Blogabarbara would become public -- sucker's bet as far as I am concerned. Our writers are actually split on who to vote for in the council race. We won't be revealing our identities now or anytime soon -- and will neither confirm nor deny any posts which speculate who we are.

We appreciate our readership and simply ask for civil discussion in return -- there's no reason for any to use CAPS or post mean statements about any candidate, writer or other blogger. It helps if one gets a blogger identity as well over at Blogger -- if you want to be anonymous herein, create a fake email at gmail and sign up for Blogger with it. It's much more fun watching Valerio EL Cacique or if there was an Anna Pamu post than a string of anonymous posts.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the News Press endorses....Terry Tyler?????????????

10/31/2005 7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lawn sign url is:, not as linked.

11/06/2005 6:16 AM  
Blogger Sara De la Guerra said...

Thanks -- it's fixed now.

11/06/2005 7:33 AM  

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