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Markos, come into my office and have a seat.  We need to have a little chat.
I know this is your site. I know you started it from the ground up.  I understand that you assume all the risk, pay all the bills, offer use of the site for free and do everything in your power to ensure that the site is a raging success.  You get an A+ for effort.

Now to the problem at hand.  It seems that you have confused ownership with the right to make decisions on how you run your site.

I've been a member here for a long time.  I write a lot of comments. I read a lot of diaries and I've even written a handful myself.  That entitles me to dictate you how to run your business.

We seem to have a problem with the blogroll.  You changed it without asking  for my opinion and that is not acceptable.  I'm sure you had your own ideas and strategy, but that simply will not be tolerated.  The sites that I care about are the sites you need to blogroll.  Who do you think you are, The Decider?  King of the Netroots?  No, that's my job. I'll say it's about community building and loyalty, but it's really about what I want.  Are we clear on that point?  Good.  Moving on.

Rumor has it that you are enforcing your copyright policy.  That is in clear opposition to my right to steal intellectual property, post it on your site and expose you to legal risk.  Denying me the opportunity to steal the work of others is one step away from fascism.  I'm going to need you to go ahead and take off that brownshirt and get to work responding to those cease and desist letters.

Your ad policy has recently come to my attention.  You seem to have the ridiculous idea that you can accept ads from companies or groups that do not meet my completely arbitrary standards for purity.  All future ad sales will require my prior approval.  It is imperative that you not make a profit from the sale of your ads.  I cannot emphasize that point strongly enough.  Liberals and progressives are not allowed to make money.  Profit is for Republicans!

You need to show immediate and sustained improvement on the items referenced above.  I will be monitoring your progress daily for the next 6 months.  Failure to to comply with the standards I've laid out may result in further disciplinary action, up to and including termination from your company.  A decrease in performance after the monitoring period may result in further action without the issuance of another written warning.

Get back to work.

Originally posted to clonecone on Thu Feb 08, 2007 at 05:00 PM PST.

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