08 December 2009
As I mentioned in my previous post, I came over here because the comment interface is vastly superior to Blogspot. The upside is that it makes it easier for me to interact with my audience. The downside is that it makes it easier for trolls, assholes and troublemakers to leave comments. So here's a helpful list of do's and don't for the site, so people can get a feel for what's acceptable:
- Don't be a dick
I will never delete a comment for someone disagreeing with me, or even calling me out on something I did wrong (even the tiniest grammatical mistake), unless that person is a dick about it. Then the comments going away. I refuse to let my comment section turn into the anger fest that engulfs far too many blogs.
It's really that easy. I welcome, NAY encourage, dissent with my opinions. If there's something I am doing that rubs you the wrong way, please feel free to tell me, either in the comments or via e-mail. But I will refuse to acknowledge anyone who does so in a dickish way. It's really that easy.
If my spelling mistakes undermine my point, please tell me. I encourage it because it does make me more careful and a better writer, and I always want to improve. In fact a simple "When you misspell words it really undermines your point" will be fine.
And if you agree with the actual content of any post, I welcome all intellectual challenges and disagreements, as long as it's done in a civil way.
But I've been around the internet log enough to know that Mark Twain was very wise when he said "Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." And anyone who thinks acting like a self-righteous prick is acceptable is obviously a fool
So if you're a dick, your comment will be deleted and you will be promptly ignored, and I request any non-dickish commenter to simply ignore anyone who fits this bill. I find it both amusing and tragic that I had to post this hours after an initial post that addressed the controversial topic of changing from Blogspot to Bloguin.