Nice. I wasn't one of those who complained, but it is interesting that you were the straw that broke the camel's back on this one. At least the other bloggers actually added some value in their blogs. From what I saw, you basically posted a link to a link, with no commentary. You even posted the same link three times in one post.
I, for one, will never click on one of your links again. And I'll defend the other bloggers here, but not you. I'm sorry I bothered trying to defend you.
Btw, referring to people here as "bastards" and "losers" are further violations of the TOS on your part.
You don't have to. The volume of traffic coming to the site shows there are many who appreciate our summaries and commentary. Even if we link to someone's articles as the source, there's typically a line or two on it.
Not much difference from a search engine listing. Again, if someone ends up on a Sun article or some other source, by coming onto my blog. Then good on the place that they actually end up on. We've directed additional traffic to the source.
The Baltimore Spectator will continue to grow and do well, whether or not someone like you decides to click on it. If you only knew how many people have privately given us kudos and thumbs ups! Elected officials included.
By the way, our original reporting and commentary I guess don't count to you. Special reports and video productions and feature stories. But alas, I shall no more waste time nor energy explaining or defending. To me, this issue is settled and done.
My thanks to Matt and all of the admin staff and decision makers around here. Let the show carry on.
A.F. James MacArthur