Thank you for your comment on my exchange with Richard Drake, allowing you to stay quiet on factual errors from his part while probing my mind.
/1. To use a concept I know you appreciate , we can interpret gatekeeping as a function of an in-crowd. This function does seem to characterize quite well an activity that is not unlike what is being hinted in this remark above:
Almost looks like they are ganging up on him.
Wink wink, of course.
The freedom of my wandering has little to do with the concept of gatekeeping . A freedom which is conditional to our beloved Bishop’s editorial deleaturs, which are now subreptitiously less invisible in a most recent thread than therein.