>As someone new to the blog, I have a question. Are the front page “articles” all written by one person? If not, is it a group that actually knows one another? How does someone get access to contributing? I ask because in my limited experience (3 days) reading the site, I have noticed a few conflicting pieces. I gather that the group is against wasteful spending (not a bad thing), against the math programs at some Ridgewood schools (TERC is not at all of them), and a bit overly critical of the teachers and administrators as a whole. I sense a lot of anger, and I am not sure much is accomplished under those conditions. As someone who teaches and lives in town, I think there is a big “middle ground” that is being overlooked. But, then again, I have only been following the site for a few days.
There are many contributors ,thus the name ..the Fly on the wall. Some comments are picked up by the staff and used as major articles . Some contributors email me things directly and sometimes we run with it. Contruibutions have to meet certain standards , which are loosely as follows: this is the Ridgewood blog ,so it should be about Ridgewood . Please refer to the below reprint of the post “lets clear the air” Email me direct [email protected]
we welcome your input
Repost from July 21 2007
Lets clear the air….
First, things get published on this blog because I decide to publish them.
This blog carries local news content and 80-90% of the articles are sent in by contributors. Contrary to the critics claims there are a lot of well connected people in town that want to make a statement and remain anonymous. I try keep it an open forum and often publish things I do not agree with but find it to be a valuable or some would say controversial issue.
If you want to criticize this blog please have the courtesy of reading it first, then send me an email or make a comment. If its funny, clever, interesting or just plain stupid I will publish it if it also meets the below criteria (that means its not Bush’s or the “neo-cons” fault you got a speeding ticket in front of GW, I get way to many of these kind of childish comments).
What does not get published are off topic comments, or comments that have nothing to do with Ridgewood (this blog is about Ridgewood hence the name “the Ridgewood Blog”), advertisements for other website with out my permission, cheap skate ambulance chasing lawyers looking to pick up suckers I mean clients, police business for fear of inadvertently interfering, personal indiscretions (these I save in case someone gets some ideas) , comments from stalkers, and comments from people with there own agenda that have nothing to do with Ridgewood ,however secret agendas and conspiracies that do have to do with Ridgewood are encouraged.
Please be advised if you’re a lawyer and get business from a contact made on this blog there is a 50% finder’s fee, and yes I will aggressively enforce it. You have been warned!
Yes from time to time I do publish really stupid comments, just not always.
If you can’t handle disagreement or have no sense of humor, I am sorry for you, and this blog is not for you.
It is not hate speech or harassment when someone exercises their constitutional rights and voices an opinion or concern nor is someone a closed minded, racist, bigot, homophobe simply because they don’t agree with you. You should instead celebrate the vitality that produces all these opinions. For those self appointed people who want to silence others, I have some news for you, sorry not a chance.
I would love to link with your website if you agree to link back otherwise forget it .If your website is lame or spends all its time attacking me and or this blog you need a life not a link.