Maybe it is time we think about some self regulation. We have started this community in the belief that anyone should have the right to air their views. Personally I feel that right must also come with responsibility.
Some of our bloggers are now abusing that right by spreading lies and fanning hate. If we want a positive learning culture in chess where people can share ideas without fear of being shouted down or slandered then maybe we can remove them from our blog role. The culture of being able to agree to disagree is important. The culture of reasoning is important.
I believe if we can enforce this self discipline, we will be much more attractive to good sponsors and many more parents and players will join our fraternity.
This culture of hate is keeping many people away as well as driving away the few good people that are working in chess and we have lost good players besides. I for one will start by removing the hate sites from my blog role. I hope you feel the same way too.