This Blog Is Closed Due To Lack Of Interest In What Miriam O’Brien Has To Say

I opened this blog as a place where both sides of the AGW debate could comment without moderation.  After the initial influx of comments directed at Miriam and at me, few persons elected to discuss the content of the posts linked at WUWT and HotWhopper.  Comments became even more rare as time progressed and many of those were rude and crude. Then one in particular disgusted me, so I introduced the moderation policy.  Obviously, the blog was not progressing as intended.

After watching the number of visitors dwindle, Figure 1, even with links on the corresponding webpages at WattsUpWithThat, I was tempted to close this blog.

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Figure 1

But two things today helped me make the decision.

First, Miriam O’Brien (Sou) elected to comment on Anthony Watts’s fund-raiser post. Anthony’s post is here, and Miriam O’Brien’s post is archived here.   As I wrote in a comment on the corresponding thread on this blog (here):

I suspect this is my last post on this short-lived blog.

Miriam has published a 750+ word post about Anthony Watts request for financial assistance so that he can attend the AGU conference. What an absurd waste of her time. It’s time I stopped wasting mine.

Second, the last straw:  I published two posts here and here at MoreOnMiriamO’Brien today, Saturday, December 6. And today, as an experiment, I did not leave comments on the related threads at WUWT, with links to those posts. Of the 100+ visitors here today, less than 2 dozen clicked on the links to the archived versions of Miriam’s posts at HotWhopper.  Obviously, there was little interest in what Miriam O’Brien has to say.

Time to close it.

(Comments will close automatically in two days.)

PS:  Many thanks to those who did visit and use the blog as it was intended. Unfortunately, there were too few of you to make it worthwhile for me to maintain it.

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Miriam O’Brien says: “Denier, liar, pants on fire” – Anthony Watts goes to AGU again

New Post at HotWhopper.

WattsUpWithThat post: Some assistance requested from WUWT readers

HotWhopper Reply from Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2014 [archived]: “Denier, liar, pants on fire” – Anthony Watts goes to AGU again

The comments are open…there’s no moderation, except for comments with 3 or more links. There is a new moderation policy in place.

Please refrain from ad hominem comments. I realize that will be difficult for many people, especially if you’ve just returned from Hot Whopper. But try; ad homs hurt your arguments.

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Miriam O’Brien says: Climate action priorities of the populace

New Post at HotWhopper.

WattsUpWithThat post: Climate Change … Who Cares?

HotWhopper Reply from Saturday, December 6, 2014 [archived]: Climate action priorities of the populace

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Please refrain from ad hominem comments. I realize that will be difficult for many people, especially if you’ve just returned from Hot Whopper. But try; ad homs hurt your arguments.

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Miriam O’Brien says: More “the seas got hotter because they got hotter” from Bob Tisdale at WUWT

New Post at HotWhopper.

WattsUpWithThat post:  Did ENSO and the “Monster” Kelvin Wave Contribute to the Record High Global Sea Surface Temperatures in 2014?

HotWhopper Reply from Friday, December 5, 2014 [archived]:  More “the seas got hotter because they got hotter” from Bob Tisdale at WUWT

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Please refrain from ad hominem comments. I realize that will be difficult for many people, especially if you’ve just returned from Hot Whopper. But try; ad homs hurt your arguments.

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Miriam O’Brien says: The unfunny at WUWT and Australia’s hottest spring on record

New Post at HotWhopper.

WattsUpWithThat post:  Global Warming Goofiness Around the Globe

HotWhopper Reply from Thursday, November 4, 2014, 2014 [archived]:  The unfunny at WUWT and Australia’s hottest spring on record

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Please refrain from ad hominem comments. I realize that will be difficult for many people, especially if you’ve just returned from Hot Whopper. But try; ad homs hurt your arguments.

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Miriam O’Brien says: Christopher Monckton picks some cherries – plus RSS and the Southern Hemisphere

New Post at HotWhopper.

WattsUpWithThat post: Onward marches the Great Pause

HotWhopper Reply from Thursday, December 4, 2014 [archived]: Christopher Monckton picks some cherries – plus RSS and the Southern Hemisphere

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Please refrain from ad hominem comments. I realize that will be difficult for many people, especially if you’ve just returned from Hot Whopper. But try; ad homs hurt your arguments.

 

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Miriam O’Brien says: UAH on track for 3rd hottest year

New Post at HotWhopper.

WattsUpWithThat post: Global Temperature Report: November 2014

HotWhopper Reply from Thursday, December 4, 2014 [archived]: UAH on track for 3rd hottest year

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Miriam O’Brien says: Warmer oceans matter

New Post at HotWhopper.

WattsUpWithThat post: The Tempering Effect of the Oceans on Global Warming

HotWhopper Reply from Monday, December 1, 2014 [archived]: Warmer oceans matter

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Miriam O’Brien says: “Up yours!” sez Anthony Watts with another Tim Ball “Climate Hoax” conspiracy theory

New Post at HotWhopper.

WattsUpWithThat post: The Role of the Media in Aiding and Abetting the Deceptions Seen in Climategate

HotWhopper Reply from Sunday, November 30, 2014 [archived]: “Up yours!” sez Anthony Watts with another Tim Ball “Climate Hoax” conspiracy theory

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Please refrain from ad hominem comments. I realize that will be difficult for many people, especially if you’ve just returned from Hot Whopper. But try; ad homs hurt your arguments.

 

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A new moderation policy is now in place!

I tried to let comments appear on this blog without moderation.  Some people took advantage of it right from the get go, and I’ve left those comments intact as examples the absurdity of my early policy efforts. (Update: But I will be snipping them in the near future.) Today, even an extremely tolerant person’s threshold (mine) was crossed, and it was not a comment about me or this blog, if you’re wondering.

As a result of that one comment, all comments now require manual approval. I’m not sure if this is a temporary or permanent change of policy.  We’ll see how things go.

UPDATE:  I’ve gone through the comments on all of the threads and snipped portions I believed many people would find offensive. Please let me know if you find more.

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