Give full disclosure; get deleted.
posted by ZenMasterThis to Etiquette/Policy at 5:18 PM (112 comments total)
So I made this post
on The Blue because it incorporates several favorite MeFi subjects: Louis C.K., DRM and content distribution / business models.
Incidentally, it happened to be written by a personal friend; a freelance journalist.
Unfortunately, I made the mistake of disclosing this fact, and the post was deleted.
If I had WITHHELD this fact, the post would NOT have been deleted, and a thoughtful and lively dialog would have continued to ensue.
Perhaps "no friends" is a rule, but how does this make sense and how is it good policy? Perhaps posts like mine should be judged more on a case-by-case basis? Perhaps full disclosure shouldn't be unconditionally punished, lest it be withheld by future FPPosters?