Friday, May 2, 2008

Comment's a wonderful thing!

Comment moderation....anonymous comments...that's what is on my mind this morning. The last couple of days have seen a whirlwind of comments to my blog. I have chosen to moderate comments so not all of them have been published. There's a reason I chose to moderate comments. The types of comments that I chose to reject will not ever be published here. So, I just wanted to clarify my stance on comments.

I welcome discussion with those who have differing opinions and viewpoints than I. I don't,however, welcome comments that are just mean spirited, vulgar, or contain profanity. If you are not capable of having an intelligent, adult, civil discourse then please just don't bother to spew your venom here. It won't be published and most likely won't even be read completely.

My blog is not a forum for you to attack AmyB, Christin, Deni, Becky or any of the "Ducks." You are entitled to your hateful opinions...they just will not be published here.

As I said in an earlier post, I don't like anonymous comments. I understand that not everyone wants to register and get a screen name for blogger so I will continue to consider anonymous comments but I do really appreciate when the commenter gives me a name to call them. If you are going to comment and you want to have a discussion then please provide me with something to call you in my reply...make up a name that you'd like to be called, use your screen name from the forums...SOMETHING...just don't make me keep referring to you as anonymous. In my real life I would not have a discussion with someone who refuses to give me a name to call them and I'm not going to do it here.

This is my blog, there's no democracy here, there's no "free speach"...I decide what gets published here! Comment's a wonderful thing!


OhYeahBabe said...

"If you are not capable of having an intelligent, adult, civil discourse then please just don't bother to spew your venom here."

That's so refreshing to read. There are other blogs for that, where that kind of thing is not only allowed but encouraged.

I'm really enjoying your blog, Vickie. I enjoy your insights and respect the grace with which you've handled some bumps this week. I'm looking forward to reading & learning more from you.

Vickie said...

OYB..thanks so much. I really do appreciate the supportive comments.

Magicsmom said...

Yes, comment moderation IS a wonderful thing! Although I have not publicly stated it, this is my philosophy also regarding the "anonymous" commenters who want to lob bombs in my direction and run away back under their rock. I will not give them a forum. If they want to opine, let them start their own blog!

Vickie said...

Magicsmom..thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment. It still amazes me how nasty people can be with their comments when "speaking" anonymously.