Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Blog Commenting Changes

Okay, we're going to try modulated comments for a while.

While I enjoy a spirited debate and discussion in the comments section, at the end of the day, this blog is something that I maintain with time that I would otherwise spend eating and sleeping and from which and for which I do not make a cent. I have no problem with people who disagree with me or each other, but I'm really not maintaining this blog just to give people the opportunity to spit in my face.

I continue to welcome and pursue dialogue with intelligent, well-informed, or fun members of the loyal opposition (any one of the three qualifications is sufficient to qualify) but if you can't manage any of those AND you insist monopolizing huge chunks of conversation with the repeated use of insults against me or my guests-- well, I am not running Mr. Greene's Home For Wayward Trolls.

Unfortunately, blogspot does not provide the opportunity to block individual accounts, so for the time being, all comments will be subject to review and approval, and we'll see how that goes.

1 comment:

  1. This is a shame, but I totally get it. I'm not big enough or as focused on the same sorts of topics to draw the fire you do, but even in my little pond the automated spam stuff takes almost daily purging.

    That people would be dillweeds on purpose - educated people, discussing education - hurts my soul.

    Thank you for doing what you do - for free, on your own time. Keep in mind the percentage of people who appreciate, enjoy, and value the good fight is much higher than comments ever suggest. As any online comment section shows, the uglies are far, FAR more likely to chime in than the pretties.