Can you help me stop the cyberbullying on my blog?

I know as much about bullying as the average father of three young children. Which is to say, I’m a subject matter expert. But Stephanie Kong’s request for help may not be easily solved, and I’m hoping you can help me.
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Why we have comments – and why you should care

If you’re a regular commenter on this site, January sure was an interesting month for you. It was for me.

We started by declaring war on snark and concluded with perhaps the biggest story of the new year, which happened to be about a company that repeatedly referred to its own customers in an obscene way.
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Now what?

Last month, two pivotal things happened to this site that you might not be aware of. Two opportunities have presented themselves as a result.
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Should I join the BoardingArea blog network?


I have a decision to make and I need your help.
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Yes, I have a blacklist. Can you guess who’s on it?

It started with a seemingly harmless question left on my personal Facebook page.
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5,000 posts — here are the top 5

5,000 posts.

That’s a remarkable milestone, considering that most of the posts are stories that take days, even months, to research and write.

Here are the five most popular posts that have appeared on this site since it launched in 1996.
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A few very important comments about your comments

Thank you.

I wanted to start by saying that, because the bottom line is, I’m really grateful to you for making this site what it is today.
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Should I delete this story?

One of the things I love about new media is that there’s a “delete” button. If you screw up a blog post, you can always go back and fix it — or erase the entire thing.

Maybe it’s my journalism school training, but I’ve never removed a whole post.

Today, I just might.
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Who do you think you are?

I-10 bridge in Mobile, Ala., taken yesterday.
Spend a little time driving America’s Interstate highways, and you’ll get to know all the characters that make their homes on the road.
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