I read WinerLog from time to time. "Logging Dave Winer. Because Somebody Has to Do It." Sometimes they're beyond outrageous, and seriously offensive. I'm sure what they say bothers Dave Winer. As DW said JLG said, the higher up the tree the monkey climbs the more people can see it's derriere...

Lately, WinerLog has been unable to ping the change notification server, and the evaluation Radio8 site they created was taken down

This really bothers me. For the record, I find it very offensive and suspect that they would block a weblog on, but, to their credit, they continue to host WinerLog for free on (although they have threatened to kill the site before and relented after public opinion suggested that would be a bad idea). UserLand Software, Inc., might (IANAL) be within its rights to do what they're doing (but recent cases suggest this is a slippery slope), but that's besides the point.

If this continues I think the weblogging community should discuss whether or not it is tolerable to rely on when it doesn't allow all weblogs to participate.

Update: I just found out that the MetaFilter community has been discussing this too.

Written on January 18, 2002