...that this site is an open forum, but it's also a public forum, and what gets published here is covered by libel laws.
So -- and you'd think this would be obvious, but ... -- Tboy hereby disclaims responsibility for the content of posts other than his own. All comments posted by readers reflect the views of those readers, not necessarily of Theaterboy.net or of Tboy himself. Please be aware that the system tracks posters by IP address, even if they do not supply their real names, and that a court may compel the company that hosts this blog to divulge such tracking information in the attempt to identify the poster.
In other words: You put it up there, you better be sure you mean what you say -- and that you know what you're talking about. 'Cause if somebody sues, Tboy ain't taking the bullet.
What sparked this, some of you will have guessed, is a recent comment naming a local theater company and asserting that its management is and has been aware of certain adverse working conditions, but has failed to take action to address them. Tboy believes that this could, depending on circumstances, be construed as a libelous statement, in that it suggests that the company and its management have been willfully negligent with regard to a matter governed by employment law.
So: Tboy has deleted the comment. He asks that all of you bear in mind that your opinion is your opinion, and you're welcome to it. But it needs to be couched as an opinion. And if it's something that treads on the edges of libel territory, either back it up with your real name, or don't post it here. If you want to retain your anonymity, send the info to Tboy; he'll check it out, and he'll decide whether it should go up.