The main purpose of this blog was to publish articles examining conspiracy theories about Barack Obama. What grew up was an online discussion community.
I attempted to tolerate anything anyone wanted to say, and I still do not censor opinions. However, there have been some particularly obnoxious people that I just don’t want here. I find a few things obnoxious, and the main one is someone telling lies and refusing to answer for them. Another main contender for a ban is someone who posts many comments all over the place, lacking much substantive content, but full of insults. When I do ban someone it is after they said something and whatever they said is not deleted, so their ideas are not censored.
I looked over recent comments, and we really don’t have much left in the way of voices supporting the conspiracy theories. It may be that there is just something incompatible between courteous rational discourse and the birther movement. It may be that the vocal opposition to conspiracy theories here creates an environment where the “thoughtful birther” doesn’t feel welcome.
We’ll just have to wait and see what unfolds.