Well, it looks like I’ve stirred up some shit with my last post. I actually have Georgians reading and commenting on it, which makes me wonder how many of them got there by googling “Sex in Georgia”…
In any case, I first want to say a few words about my comments policy. I currently do not moderate comments, but I expect that anyone who comments makes an effort to be respectful and contribute something to the conversation – in other words, as I read somewhere, “speak when you can embiggen the discourse.”
If you think you might need an explanation of what I mean by “respectful” then do everyone a favor and just don’t comment. Telling me to cut the crap or that a post is “bullshit” is not constructive and it’s certainly not respectful.
What particularly annoys me is that my last post contained two different, contradictory sets of data: one was what the TLG staff told me, and the other was what the Georgians I’ve met in Tbilisi told me. So if you read the post and thought it was bullshit, which part did you think was bullshit?
Also, I devoted an entire paragraph to how things were different in Tbilisi, only to have four of the first five commenters tell me that I was out of my mind and things were totally different in Tbilisi. If you’re going to disagree with something – especially if you’re going to do it in a vehement or condescending way – then actually reading the whole post might save everyone a great deal of time and annoyance.