Popular, that is, until those running the page began creating all sorts of rules governing how exactly people would be permitted to use it, and what exactly folks can and cannot say there. A whole lot of rules actually, some of them quite contradictory and often governed by what the opinions of the offender might be. Of course, if he or she did not quickly mend their ways, they could likely find themselves banned from the site tout suite. Something that happens there fairly often.
Somehow I have always managed to weasel my way back in. Of course, after I post all of this here on The Tattler my temporary banning from that site could very well become a permanent one. I will let you know how that goes. Somehow I suspect that I will have to learn to go on without them. Trust me, it wouldn't be the first time I have had to deal with such rejection.
Recently Pasadena Politics had a wholesale purge of its perceived worst offenders. I thought it would be entertaining to first post the site's official policy on free speech, and then contrast that with a really impressive roster of those who were recently silenced, and why that happened.
Here is how those who do not adhere to the rules of this "free speech zone" are often dealt with.
Somehow the whole "free speech zone" thing is taking on entirely new meanings.