If this is moderation, heaven help us
Interviewer - Is it just me, or are the commenters on Slipped Disc particularly nasty?From an interview with Norman Lebrecht. So there you have it Universal Music and the rest of the classical industry. Those comments were moderated and approved for publication on Slipped Disc - i.e. judged as not being "really nasty" - by Norman Lebrecht. What a truly appalling price to pay for your fifteen minutes of fame on Slipped Disc.
Norman Lebrecht - You know, we moderate. So the really nasty ones don’t get in.
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But what is their relevance in a classical music blog like Slipped Disc? When I visit Lebrecht's site I want to see who is the new conductor of the Symphony, what has gone wrong at Bayreuth, find out about a piano competition where the head judge's pupils won all the prizes or get a bit of warped pleasure by reading about a stinker of a review. It shouldn't be a place for people with a bee in their bonnet about religion or politics go to impose their monomania on others. It's just bad manners.
There must be places where people can express such opinions, but it's just not appropriate on a music blog. Please moderate more Mr Lebrecht.