Peter Smith wrote:
we've had this discussion a lot about a lot of other "webcomics"
generally the consensus is "eh, close enough"
I'm sorry, that's not good enough. Yes, Chick has a website where he sells the tracts, but they were paper things long before there was an Internet to complain about them on.
Now you might have something with all the online parodies of Chick tracts, but they are more interesting than the originals.
I don't fully disagree with you. I think that at the time making fun Chick was popular and the person who wrote the review just went "It's a comic? It's on the web? good enough!". Maybe it shouldn't have been written, but honestly, I don't want to delete one of the classic reviews by BWW's original creator. It's a piece of the site's history. If enough people complain and think it shoud go I'll reluctantly do it, but I'm personally against it.
Even if that were to happen, couldn't it be preserved in some fashion as a museum piece so to speak? Some sort of tag, note or graphic and/or put in a special section of the site to reflect its historical importance. Also, due to the decline/streamlining of published print media, we're going to be seeing the evolution/devolution (?) of some comics from print to purely being online inevitably, in fact I'm certain it's already happened.