Sunday, June 15, 2008

Alerts

I am creating a thread for watchdogging. It is too difficult to follow all the threads as carefully as I would like. This thread is for you to alert me to any disparaging comments made on the other threads. Thanks for your help!

117 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly, I thought the Duke thread had the potential at least of allowing us to discuss the conditions of undergraduate education. It would be nice if we could have an open thread where such discussions could continue, along with the ability to police via this thread. Other than the comments about individuals, the thread was, otherwise, not unproductive.

6/20/2007 10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True it did no harm, but the point is that it is off-topic. I think it would be nice if we have a "disciplinary" blog, but it usually devolves into who is smarter than who.

6/20/2007 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogmistress: Could you switch on the image CAPTCHA (type the numbers/letters in the picture) to cut back on the spam?

Thanks in advance,

6/21/2007 9:23 AM  
Blogger American and Comparative Politics Job Blog said...

I think I was able to turn the word verification on. If only it would filter out viagra and UM comments at the same time!!

6/21/2007 1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Blogmaster,
It is my feeling that 8:21 a.m. (6/21/2007) should be expunged. Maybe doing so will deter ugly attacks on individuals, as well as on departments. Such posts have no place on a jobs blog, and only creates negative noise that brings down the quality of the blog.

6/21/2007 6:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: 6:37 p.m.

Refers to the American Jobs Rumors blog.

6/21/2007 7:00 PM  
Blogger American and Comparative Politics Job Blog said...

I removed the comment you found disparaging, but probably for a different reason than you desired. I have not had a policy of deleting comments about particular departments, unless particularly egregious. I usually only delete comments about individuals. The particular comment you referenced had a comment about an individual, so I deleted it.

6/22/2007 5:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can there be a new comparative rumors thread?

6/22/2007 6:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: 5:24 a.m.

Thanks!!!

6/22/2007 6:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last two posts on the Methods Jobs page are worthy of removal. One is spam, the other is just wacko.

6/28/2007 8:35 AM  
Blogger American and Comparative Politics Job Blog said...

while odd, i will overrule your assessment. odd comments are not removed (as there would be no blog if i removed all the odd comments). i only delete comments that are attacking a specific person.

6/28/2007 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you remove posts that attacks an entire group of people, such as the Segura comment on the American Jobs Board that bashes Republicans?

6/28/2007 11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although I am sympathetic to your suggestion, I think that post says more about Segura than it does about Republicans.

6/28/2007 11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

might want to check in on the methods job rumors thread. these kids...

6/28/2007 12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you consider adding links to the IR, Theory, and Race and Politics blogs on the side bar?

6/28/2007 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

could you please delete the comments regarding Ramet (on comparative blog)? I don't see how this info is the blog's business.

6/30/2007 1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, is fire-alarm oversight more effective than police patrols?

7/05/2007 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Storm_Saxon said...

Kindly delete the comment from 7/13 at 4:09 on the American Jobs list re: palmer. Methinks some second year grad student needs a tune up.

7/13/2007 5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone just posted a long, off-topic article on the American thread.

8/07/2007 6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, so what? I found it interesting. Maybe you should read it. And not be so quick to cry "ban it!"

8/07/2007 7:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/07/2007 7:27 AM:

Maybe you should provide a link to it with a hint at what it's about instead of posting the whole f'n thing where on a blog where it doesn't fit the topic.

8/07/2007 8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please delete the 8/07/2007 6:35 AM comment on the American thread - it's just too long (and a little off topic) for the blog.

8/07/2007 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, and change 8/07/2007 10:28 AM's diaper while you're at it.

8/07/2007 10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could you please open a new comparative jobs rumors thread (this one is too long) and a comparative journals thread, so that we don't have to read all that highly interesting debating over CPS vs. AJPS.

8/08/2007 3:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about an American Journals Discussion thread?

8/08/2007 1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when you create new threads, could you create a new thread for all topics so that the methods rumors thread isn't the 9th thread down below two expired ones? thanks

8/09/2007 12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the American jobs thread there is a long off topic personal discussion (started by 8/24/2007 10:45 AM). It is in very bad taste. Please delete.

8/25/2007 3:41 PM  
Blogger American and Comparative Politics Job Blog said...

I appreciate your concern, but I did not see any personal attacks in the posts that you reference. While I am not a fan of the discussion, it is too time consuming to delete every post that is there. If you have one that you believe attacks a specific individual, not a group of people please let me know.

8/26/2007 6:55 AM  
Blogger Paul Gronke said...

Would you be willing to start an open thread on conferences? I'd like to talk about the APSA committee recommendations.

9/04/2007 12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogmaster, please remove any comments I make.

9/10/2007 9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the thread below on the IR Rumor Mill and thought it would be nice to have here too.

Outside Mentor Appreciation Thread
By popular demand. Positive discussion only. The discussion starts on the previous thread.

Which professor outside of your department, not on your Ph.D. committee, not a former mentor at the undergraduate level has been most helpful in your research? How?

9/23/2007 1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's some sort of Chinese spam at the end of the American job rumors thread.

9/29/2007 11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Blogmistress. Your next challenge: rearrange the threads again so people still know the older comparative and market advice threads are active. :)

9/29/2007 11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inevitable--the panic strikes every season and you'll have to monitor more closely until the season slows down again in Jan.

9/30/2007 6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A post on the American Jobs board is calling for public naming & shaming of individuals.

10/05/2007 4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Chinese spam post in the same thread.

10/08/2007 11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remove the Desposato comments. Remove the Maholtra comments. Both on Am Jobs thread.

10/12/2007 12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree about removing the Desposato and Maholtra comments. A bit over the top.

10/14/2007 9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there's a disparaging comment about georgia kernell (columbia abd) on the comparative thread. when will people figure out that the proper function of this blog is to share information about who is interviewing where, not to dish about whether people actually deserve the interviews they're getting!

10/16/2007 4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

new comparative thread?

10/17/2007 1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please remove the comment on the comparative thread about a possible couple. i am not either of the people listed, but as a part of an academic couple, i am acutely aware of the difficulty of being on the market and facing the "2 body problem." it seems to me that this post could be damaging to these people's chances on the market, whether or not it is true.

10/19/2007 10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we either create a separate REP thread or remove those comments from the American Jobs thread.

10/19/2007 5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone on American thread is commenting on the productivity of assistant profs who were big on market in previous years. Not nice.

10/20/2007 8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A disparaging comment about Miriam Golden at the comparative thread.

10/21/2007 2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disparaging comments about WashU at the comparative thread.

10/23/2007 6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New comparative thread? Also, leave the WashU comments-- it's one thing to disparage individuals, but talking about an institution's tenure policy is far from inappropriate. This is a jobs blog, after all.

10/24/2007 6:38 PM  
Blogger American and Comparative Politics Job Blog said...

sorry about not catching the discussion earlier. if this happens again, please post an alert here so that i can remove the first comments before they snowball. thanks!

10/25/2007 6:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we do without such snarky (and probaby incorrect) comments -- see below -- on the new comparative blog?

"I am confused. If the Oxford obsessed person is who I think he is (and I strongly suspect so), why is he so gung-ho about getting interviews here in the US?

Too much time on your hands? Or a backup strategy in case an American school won't go after you?

10/26/2007 8:10 AM"

10/26/2007 8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please remove the 10/30/07 comments about a specific candidate on the American thread. This is entirely inappropriate.

10/30/2007 8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very nasty comments about individual candidates on the American blog. please remove it immediately

10/30/2007 8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/30/2007 7:31 AM, American Jobs thread

inappropriate attack on a specific individual

10/30/2007 9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can names of individuals interviewing somewhere who would rather their interview *not* be widely advertised be removed? The norms on at least some other blogs are to not name names of junior faculty, and I'd think that even if there's not a general norm to that effect here, if an individual wants his/her name removed, that request should be honored... (Yes, I'm asking for self-interested reasons: I'd like my name removed.)

10/31/2007 2:14 PM  
Blogger American and Comparative Politics Job Blog said...

yes, just put a note here and i will remove your name and do so whenever i see it appear.

10/31/2007 2:18 PM  
Blogger American and Comparative Politics Job Blog said...

of course, i have no control over the wiki or the am jobs table so that i cant promise.

10/31/2007 2:19 PM  
Blogger American and Comparative Politics Job Blog said...

done!

10/31/2007 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thanks from the person whose name you just removed. I understand that you have no control over other sites... thanks for watching over this one.

10/31/2007 2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment just showed up on the Methods wiki: not clear whether it is legit or designed to touch off another gender war comparable to the one that was [rightly, IMHO] taken down earlier:

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How many departments are interviewing women this year for methods positions? I know there are some women who are credible methodology candidates out there this year.

10/31/2007 8:53 AM
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Perhaps harmless, but also perhaps this should be put on a watch list yet again...

10/31/2007 3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're up to 507 comments on American Jobs. How about a new one?

Thanks!

11/01/2007 7:19 AM  
Blogger American and Comparative Politics Job Blog said...

done.

11/03/2007 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please delete the comment (Nov. 4) about J. Wright on the Comparative rumors thread. This will just invite unwanted attention. Thanks.

11/04/2007 4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Random mean jab at someone's record posted in the middle of the night in the American thread.

11/08/2007 4:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you kill the mentor thread or move it to the bottom of the page? It's dead and kills the flow of thread checking.

11/15/2007 9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is an obnoxious swipe at UNC candidates on the methods blog - it probably already did the damage the author intended, but it would be nice to have it removed.

11/16/2007 8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

574 comments on the Comparative thread...could we have a new one?

11/18/2007 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at the American Jobs thread, and you will see an obscenity.

11/22/2007 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the American thread, somebody just posted a comment (11/23/2007 6:31 AM) speculating about the poli sci spouse/girlfriend of a job candidate and whether she has an offer at the same school. This seems like private information that should be out of bounds.

11/23/2007 7:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A post claiming a job candidate was denied tenure at Florida State is inaccurate, potentially damaging, and should be removed.

11/25/2007 1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd suggest a Dec 15 restart date for the job rumor and market advice threads.

All are pushing or past 500 responses.

12/04/2007 8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

obscenity on comparative thread

12/09/2007 11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is a negative comment on mentor thread.

12/12/2007 7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are two personal attacks on the methods/theories thread. They are the last two posts.

12/19/2007 2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now there is a third personal attack on the methods/theory blog.

12/19/2007 4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a personal attack in my pants

12/19/2007 6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is my new favorite thread! We have the american rumors, the comparative rumors, and the tattletales!

12/21/2007 7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

discussion of specific scholar in comparative thread.

12/30/2007 8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nasty remarks about scholar from kansas state on comparative thread. shut it down!

12/30/2007 2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are comments now moderated? Moreover, why so on the methods/theory blog? Rarely has such harmless non-offensive blogging occurred.

12/31/2007 1:14 PM  
Blogger American and Comparative Politics Job Blog said...

i do not know how to moderate only certain threads and not others. if you know of a way to moderate only certain threads, please let me know. it is the only way to prevent people from posting needlessly personal attacks.

12/31/2007 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:14 p.m. here. Thanks for the explanation!

1/02/2008 10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about turning comment moderation off? The blog hsa really turned into a slow, dull affair.

1/14/2008 5:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second the "get rid of comment moderation" suggestion. Isn't merely deleting once a day (and/or ignoring) all the junk a preferable alternative?

1/17/2008 9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the theory/methods blog, 1/17/2008 2:41 PM is a personal attack.

1/17/2008 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for turning off censoring. good for you and all of us. it is far more time-consuming to censor all messages than to delete occasional snipes.

1/18/2008 10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the methodology/theory blog, 1/18/2008 5:16 PM is a personal attack.

1/18/2008 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

American and Comparative Jobs. If you are looking to turn the blog over to someone I would be willing to take it over. Without revealing to much about myself or my "qualifications" in this public forum is there an email address I could contact you at?

2/03/2008 6:41 AM  
Blogger American and Comparative Politics Job Blog said...

let me figure out a way for us to communicate incognito!

2/04/2008 12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the only person concerned about identity is the incumbent blogger. If someone is willing to take over by presenting "qualifications," that person surely is ready to reveal her own identity. The incumbent could just set up an anonymous email account where the aspiring blogger could send her credentials from a non-anonymous account in exchange for password and access info for this blog.

2/04/2008 1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out 2/04/2008 9:15 PM on the market advice thread. looks libelous.

2/04/2008 10:07 PM  
Blogger American said...

Those interested in moderating the blog or those with special requests can send a message to americanandcomparativepolitics@gmail.com

2/09/2008 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any reason that you posted the email address under a different blogger name?

2/10/2008 7:37 PM  
Blogger American and Comparative Politics Job Blog said...

No reason. The American and Comparative Jobs is under my personal gmail account, so I created a separate one for such emails.

2/11/2008 5:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out personal disparaging remarks made on Feb. 11 in the Comparative blog...

2/11/2008 5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some dumb comments about a job candidate in the new american thread (look for the rushmore analogy).

2/14/2008 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any way we can do something to facilitate the end of the infantile, off-topic stupidity about Courtney Brown on the American thread?

I hope so!

2/22/2008 1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are some inappropriate remarks about someone named George from the Univ. of Miami on the Comparative Blog. While bloggers are omitting his last name, it is easy enough to find out who they are referring to (i.e., a search of the Univ. of Miami website).

3/07/2008 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please remove the comment from 3/08/2008 11:18 PM re: Teena Wilhelm.
Thanks!

3/09/2008 6:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance of a thread restart on "Methodology/Theory Debates"?

We are over 600 comments.

Thank you, ma'am.

3/10/2008 6:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could you please delete the junk on the University of Miami and Vanderbilt on the Comparative Blog? It has no probative value, and is annoying as well as distracting. I am almost hoping you reengage the screening protocol.

3/12/2008 6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

laissez-nous faire

3/12/2008 8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I respectfully disagree with your decision not to delete the stuff on U. of M. and Vandy on the Comparative blog. I believe such posts encourage the use of these blogs as a venue for slanderous, scandalous, and mean-spirited comments. The result is a degraded and unprofessional discourse. This is a disservice to us all.

3/12/2008 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could we get a new market advice section? i think it's pushed so far down on the main page that people aren't seeing it to post anymore.

3/16/2008 5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogmistress:

Thread restart on "Methodology/Theory Debates" would be delightful.

We have over 600 comments (again)

Thank you, Miss (or Ms or Mrs, as the case may be).

3/30/2008 2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

could you restart the methods jobs thread, please?

4/01/2008 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Methodology/Theory thread---
4/25/2008 7:22 PM

discusses someone's tenure case in explicit terms (includes names).

I'm sure the poster meant no harm, but I don't think this type of comment is appropriate for the board.

Can you take a look and see what you think?

4/26/2008 7:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the Methodology/Theory blog, 6:28 a.m. and 6:55 a.m. (April 30) are ugly and disturbing posts.

4/30/2008 7:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the Methodology/Theory blog, 6:28 a.m. and 6:55 a.m. (April 30) are ugly and disturbing posts.

4/30/2008 7:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the Methodology/Theory blog, 6:28 a.m. and 6:55 a.m. (April 30) are ugly and disturbing posts
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These are references to a video game. They are mocking your paranoia I think.

4/30/2008 8:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

restart on methodology/theory debates please (over 600 comments again).

Thanks!

5/15/2008 6:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Methods/Theories Blog is well over 600 again. Thanks for your help!

5/15/2008 1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disparaging comments about George Gonzalez on the Methodology board. Please remove them.

5/21/2008 2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thread restart on methodology/theory debates? Back over 600 comments.

Thanks kindly!

6/06/2008 7:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I created a new wiki for this year's job market:

http://bluwiki.com/go/Polisci0809

fill it in!

7/23/2008 6:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know if that bluwiki site functional since the posted link won't open (for me, at least)?

8/25/2008 8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Methodology/Theory blog is almost at 700 posts.

9/09/2008 6:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about re-starting the AP Rumors blog?

9/20/2008 7:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a post in the Comparative Journal Blog (the post toward the bottom at 9/23/2008 10:01 PM to be exact) which provides too much information. Enough to identify the author of a manuscript under review at a journal. Please either delete the post or clean it up. At least remove the information related to the content of the paper and the professor which is not really pertinent to the question being asked but could be used to pick out the prof. Thanks!

9/24/2008 5:01 PM  
Blogger Political Science Guy said...

The new improved format is here.

Take the conversations here:

www.poliscijobrumors.com

10/06/2008 7:43 AM  

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