SUPREME TEAM Leader Silences Comments
… or at least that’s what it appears to be on Orrin Woodward’s Leadership blog. From his header (with bold emphasis added):
Welcome to my leadership blog. Ideas have consequences and the goal of this blog is to discuss ideas of consequence. Some ideas you may agree with and some you may disagree. No worries. The only rule is that you think and discuss in a civil manner. People who attack others only prove they have reached the limit of their logic. The Bible states, “Iron sharpens iron” and we will sharpen one another by what we read, write and think. The goal of this blog is to help us identify and follow truth in all areas of our lives. I encourage you to join our leadership discussion and transform yourself and others through the renewing of our minds.
It’s a little difficult to discuss when comments have been disabled for the last ten posts dating back to August 6, 2008.
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Then again, I have seen only a handful of dissenting comments posted on the site, leading me to believe that some heavy moderation is going on. Though I liked the idea that this former Amway Executive Diamond would have a forum where supporters and critics could converse, the reality is the site only caters to his captive TEAM demographic. Very little dissent can be found among the hundreds of supporting comments. Does that mean dissent is non-existent in the land of TEAM? No, it just goes to show that he who controls the comments can control appearance and perception. A thousand people might have posted critical comments, but no one would know as long as they remain in moderation.
To date, I have been fairly lenient with my comments policy. There’s only one person whom I’m banned to date and that’s because he has demonstrated a past tendency to poison other blogs. As long as the comment stays relatively on-topic and avoids severe personal attacks, it will most likely stay on the site.
Update September 9, 2008: Orrin post a new entry on his site today that has comments enabled.