The idea’s pretty simple. D’you know Wikipedia, the wonderful online encyclopaedia that’s compiled by its users who input, amend and debate on the content of articles?
Well, we’re a few galaxies behind that, but we figure that can copy the approach successfully.
What we’re gonna do is we’ll keep coming up with different categories of DCG’s insults depending on the themes she’s tackling (so Ex. there may be a category called ‘Animal Kingdom’ where she compares somebody to a monkey, snake etc.) so we have an intelligible list.
What you’re gonna do is, you’ll write in a post under ‘comments’ on the entry called ‘Flag an Insult!’ in the category by the same name, and if it’s a valid insult we’ll put it away in the right category. Easy-peasy.
Except of course there are lots of rules. These are the rules for a valid insult entry, in the numbered list style that we love:
- The insult submitted must have originated from Daphne Caruana Galizia;
- The insult submitted must have been printed and published somewhere (newspapers, magazines, blogs);
- The insult submitted must be referenced (date, time and page of newspaper article or link to blog entry) and verifiable (i.e. if a comment of hers in a blog gets deleted, it can’t be submitted – sorry!)(on the other hand, past insults are valid even if they date back by quite a few years);
- The insult submitted should be capable of giving offence – ones which are not clearly so will be placed in a category for debate to be decided by the users (okay, this a tricky one, that’s why we use ‘should’ – chances are that some insults will be too subtle to put one’s finger on, will be dripping heavily in sarcasm, will be veiled or will be too mild to offend the recipient – these will need sorting)
Maybe not lots of rules, but four’s a good number to start with. Get posting!