when comments become a forum
There are 275 comments on this post made on January 5 of this year.
The subject was Laci Peterson, but not. It was more about suspected wife killers playing victim.
The comments are mostly by the same group of people, though or two new ones will drop in from time to time. There's been a flurry of activity there today.
I'm thinking of deleting the post. I don't have the new version of MT where you can just close the comments without taking all the comments that are already there down.
It's become a forum for speculation, theories and conspiracy talk. Some of the things that are said frighten me in the aspect that some people can take so much of their lives obsessing over a killing that had nothing to do with them. I feel as if I'm hosting a private forum for "Lynch Scott Peterson" club.
I'm not saying I don't think he's guilty, though those shadows of doubt are beginning to form in my head. I just don't want to be a part of the conjecture and rumors that are part of this case.
But am I a part of it because it lies on my site? Am I personally resonsible for any libel or defamation of character?
I'm not so egotistical to think that would ever be the case, but it is any interesting scenario for weblogs in general.