[pLog-svn] blog comment (fwd)

Jon Daley plogworld at jon.limedaley.com
Thu Jul 13 04:10:18 GMT 2006

This is from a 1.0.6 user.  I won't get to it until next week.  Perhaps 
the xhtml cleaner is messed up?

URL is http://venables-r.us/  and then "peter's ponderings" or something 
like that.  But, it is also happening on the salemsattic blog as well, so 
probably it is a general problem to all LT users?

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Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 23:07:18 -0400
From: Linda Wightman

Here is the full text of my comment, which was somehow chopped off.  Maybe you 
can fix it?  I thought maybe I'd messed up the html, but I tried it in my blog 
and it works okay.

Hmmm, this is weirder and weirder, so I'm cc-ing Jon.  I just checked further. 
It looks all right when I POST it to my blog, but when I try to add it as a 
comment, it cuts it off just as it does in your blog (right before the <a> 
tag).  However, when I EDIT the comment, it all comes through fine.  (I do have 
<a> as one of the allowed tags, by the way.)


As a writer, albeit just barely, I have to agree, mostly, with the point made 
by Mark Moring in his <a 
Today</i> commentary.</a>  It's not nice to mess with an artist's work without 
his consent.  Not that there isn't a place for it -- for example, in my 
experience choir directors are always making minor changes to anthems to suit 
the circumstances of their own choirs.  Editing out stuff that was probably put 
in a movie just to jack up the rating would seem to be no more harmful than 
that.  Yet if the artist objects...we probably should respect that.<br /><br 
/>So where does that leave us?  In the highly frustrating position of having to 
endure gratuitious whatever, or missing whatever is good in the other 98% of 
the movie.  (If the good is less than 98%, I don't usually bother with the 
movie, anyway.)  I don't know the answer.  I do know that at my age (not having 
small children in the house), I worry less about the things that Cleanflix 
would have censored and more about more subtle damage, such as blatant 
fiction passed off as history.  Having seen, for example, <i>Amadeus</i> and 
<i>Braveheart</i>, I have great difficulty cleansing from my brain false images 
of Mozart and of Scottish history -- and most people who watch those movies 
have no idea how distorted they are.
Linda Wightman

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