I prune the blogs on the right about once every month. I remove them if they get stale or fail to mention something Linux-related for a certain period of time. There’s no other criteria than that.
But I have removed one today — I won’t tell you what it is, or link to it in any way — because I have my doubts about the content. And when I say “doubts,” I mean doubts about its veracity.
I don’t think fudged content is ever much of an issue, unless you’re claiming to run Compiz on a Pentium. After all, who’s to say you didn’t?
But this is a prominent Linux proponent with a strong following, who writes a blog as part of a project I admire. But whose material, within the past few months, I find somehow incredible … in the dictionary sense of “not believable.”
It’s sometimes too easy as a blogger to spin a tale where you are the victim, surmounting ugliness and ignorance to become a kind of Linux hero … and in the process demonize a third party.
And offer nothing in the way of proof.
I’m not going to say anything after that. I’ve never un-linked to a site because I felt the material was somehow questionable, but there’s a first time for everything.