This is not an attempt at censorship, just an advisory page to try to steer supporters away from some of the trite words and phrases that have entered the blogger’s vernacular. In some cases these words and phrases are disrespectful and in others they are simply lazy pigeonholing fed to us by elements of the media that seek only to criticise The Arsenal.
We welcome suggestions of other examples that may have been clever once but are now just tired clichés.
Papering over the cracks
In Arsene we rust
Most expensive ticket prices
Failed project youth
Glass half empty/full
Realist – when meant as an insult
Must win game
In addition we should avoid any form of preemptive blogging, by which we mean a comment which is put up with the intention of invalidating an anticipated comment from other bloggers with whom they disagree. It’s not constructive and is an attempt at censorship.
Lastly, those who simply have to ‘have the last word’ are often perceived as being plain argumentative … which is boring! Knowing when to drop a subject that is going nowhere is an art that all bloggers should cultivate if we are to avoid bickering on the site 🙂