Denizens of the Bloggernacle will no doubt be aware of the Snarker, a mysterious entity whose raison d’etre seems to be to serve up doses of caustic snarkiness to the Mormon blogs. Things seem to have heated up (again) and perhaps it is time for the Bloggernacle to offer its own thumbs-up or thumbs-down to the blue smurf and his/her friends. By turns both hilarious and mean, Snarkernacle has both delighted and dismayed. Fans say the ‘nacle needs a loyal opposition — a Daily Show — to offer a vital needle to the inflated egos that float about ’round here; others feel hurt (either personally or empathetically) by below-the-belt snarks and obsessive witchhunts that seem to target only certain blogs or bloggers.
Some time ago BCC hosted a civility pledge. Can snark ever be civil? Should the ‘nacle support Snarkey? Was the Mormon Archipelago right to boot them? Should the curtain be pulled back? For sure, Team Snarkernacle will tread its own path, but perhaps the feedbackers could use some (civil) feedback. I suppose the Snarkers would point out that no-one is forced to read Snarkernacle. Is that relevant?