Apparently this is a "Bash Nature" day around these parts. I found the following gem in my mailbox:
Dear Drug Monkey:
The following post you wrote on Nature News has been hidden by the moderator.
The moderator gave the following reason for this action:
Please make a comment rather than just posting a link
If you disagree, please feel free to comment again and re-phrase your comment.
-Nature News editors
I'm all whiskeytangofoxtrot? When did I post that? On what? That must have been one or two weeks ago....
Now in my defense I've recently been thinking about this latest bit of Nature's puzzling duality when it comes to the blogsphere and generating online discussion. So after venting a little bit to some peeps [lightly edited for rating]:
see, this is why I hate those [muppethuggers]. I can't even remember which damn thing I posted this on, must have been a week ago. maybe more. I can understand spam filters but this looks like some [person] actually looked at it and canned it. [physioprofism deleted].
Now, because I can't just let it go (SIWOTI and all), I figured from my referenced post and that of drdrA, I must have posted that comment here.
[Editorial aside: Good news for one of the subject PIs, btw, turns out NINDS adjusted their payline upward so that Professor Darcy Kelley got her grant continued, see the update at the bottom of the original article.]
Now just compare the comment threads for the original article and for the two blog posts I tried to add over there (because of course, they don't do any sort of pingback/trackback...which, if they were really into the discussion you think they might encourage. unless they use MT like we do, that is...). I think my contribution was highly on topic. As are those of the DM and Blue Lab Coats commentariat. They shouldn't have rejected my linkage.