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Preview of the new commenting system on the St. Pete Times’ website: Looks like you can’t call someone an asshole anymore

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Since their inception, the St. Petersburg Times‘ Buzz and the Bay Buzz have been the Wild Wild West of Florida’s political media blogs. A post rarely goes by without a barrage of obscene comments from anonymous bloggers. Homophobia, racism, sexism, hell, even nihilism, runs rampant on the two blogs. I, like any other frequent posters, have been called every name in the book by bloggers on the Buzz and Bay Buzz. Occasionally, the comments become so heinous, so libelous, that…

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Boycotting the Bay Buzz

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After much consideration and soul-searching, I am going to boycott the Bay Buzz blog on The St. Petersbug Times website. That’s right, I am going cold turkey on The Bay Buzz blog. The guy who can make an article go from 2 comments to 45 is commenting no more. And not for the reasons you might think. I am not giving up on the Bay Buzz because of the articles that are written (or not written, as the case may…

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