Unanswered Questions

Unanswered Questions

I am a daily reader, and a frequent commenter, at Vox Popoli[1]. The proprietor, Vox Day (aka Theodore Beale), has a number of rules for his blog. Rule #2 states that assertions must be supported and that direct questions which are relevant to the topic must be answered. Refusal to answer such questions can result in being banned from participating in the current discussion, as well as subsequent discussions.

It can be interesting to see a banned individual post comments, which then sometimes receive responses, only to see them vanish on a subsequent page refresh.

Lost in time, however, are the unanswered questions that resulted in bannination. This means that the damned have no chance to redeem themselves. That might not be a bad thing, given the personalities of those who have been banned.

Nevertheless, creature of mercy and curiosity that I am, I've ventured an attempt to provide a place where these unanswered questions can be collated and, perhaps, someday addressed by the various parties.

For now, it is hand crafted HTML. It requires manual labor to format and organize and ought to be integrated with CoComment, somehow. It won't scale well and the user interface leaves a lot to be desired. If it proves popular, I'll write some code to help manage the data. It is a labor of love, which means I will retain sole discretion as to what gets posted and when it gets posted.

Without further ado,
Unanswered Questions.

[1] I think I write more there than I do here.