Some people have asked me why I started using comments moderation. It’s a fair question. There are a few reasons. First, I get spam comments every day. It’s easier to reject those comments than to go back and delete them after the fact. Second, I don’t like anonymous comments and I typically don’t publish them. I made an exception this week, but only because I was able to verify that the person was who they said they were.
But the main reason? Simple. This is my blog. I control what content I choose to allow here, and this includes the comments. As I’ve said before, I think the comments on this blog are often better than the posts (at least the posts I write). I love the sense of community here, and even if I don’t get a chance to respond, I read all of them. I know your time is valuable, and I am honored you would take the time to read my silly little blog.
What this blog is NOT about is mean spirited, ugly and/or argumentative soap boxing via the comments section. And I’m sure the hell not going to allow rude comments on a post someone has been gracious enough to submit to me.
There are people who troll the internet looking to pick a fight. If that’s your M.O., I suggest you keep moving, because like I said before, This is my blog.
And if anyone is going to rant incessantly, it will be me.