But, MLBTradeRumors has gone too far.
In a recent thread about trading for David Price, as I blogged about here, I got into a back and forth with a couple of commenters, especially one "Dave." The most "abusive" thing I said was when he insisted that Oscar Taveras would play center field when Matt Adams came back off the DL, was this:
He will NOT and Mozeliak has already said so. He's even used the phrase "junior GMs" for people who think Taveras is a CF.I didn't mention "Dave" by name, nor did I even use the word "you." If that's abusive, MLBTradeRumors can eat my shorts. And, per this story from the Post-Dispatch, as I note in my blogging about Taveras' call-up, Mo's used that phrase a number of times.
So, again, if quoting what a major-league general manager has said about ignorant fans is "abusive," MLBTradeRumors can eat my shorts.
I know it prevents people from posting links to their blog there. The only other possible violation of its TOU is that I mentioned, somewhere in the thread that "on my blog" I had said more about this.
If that's a violation of that part of its TOU, MLBTradeRumors can eat my shorts twice on Sunday.
I got no email specifying why I was blocked. Their link just goes to a Disqus webpage with generic information about Disqus posts at any website being blocked or deleted. And MLBTradeRumor's "contact" page has two reasons for contacting them; neither is about commenting questions.
So, I Tweeted its account; I later used their comment form, even though it's not built for comments like this at all. We'll see if I get any response.
If it's something worse than the above, fine. Tell me what it is. But, to the best of my knowledge, those are the two "worst" things I did.
And, if you're not going to tell me why I'm blocked, then "fine" in scare quotes. In that case, I guess my final observation, per the first hashtag, of the "block bot" Twitter add-on that social justice warriors within the Gnu Atheism movement use, as I discussed last fall.
Oh, well, if I am blocked, it saves me wasting quite so much time there. (That's as being opposed to wasting time elsewhere online.)