What are your thoughts on de-publishing?
My $.02: I think de-publishing is acceptable when it's done for liability purposes. It's also ok if you've flamed someone and want to make amends. This medium is fleeting - eventually all of it will be de-published. There's nothing wrong with keeping your site tidy.
BUT... if you take a firm stand on some legal issue (say, a pending issue before the Supreme Court), and it turns out that you're on the losing end of the battle, you should not de-publish simply to save face.
Journalists don't get to take back their articles. Stand behind your words! This is a suitable segue into the next lesson on "Choosing Your Words Carefully."Posted by Andrew Zangrilli at November 25, 2003 02:12 PM | TrackBack