Thursday, June 29, 2006


Reminder of Comment Policy

It's unfortunate that we have to revisit this again after having revised the comment policy for VOLuntarilyConservative in late May, but it appears that we need to set some more things straight.

The current Comments policy here at VOLuntarilyConservative is:

Anonymous posting has been banned. In most cases, this means that you need to put your name out there for all to see. If you have a Blogger screen name that does not include your name, you can either provide your name on your comment or let me know privately via e-mail who you are. If I know who you are, then you're free to comment on this site.

If this cannot be voluntarily adhered to, then I will have to play parent and turn on comment moderation. This creates more work for me and slower reaction between readers and author, which is also undesirable.

As civility begins to degrade (and as we approach November, I fear the worst), my concerns turn to possible libel actions and the like. In that respect, comment moderation may be unavoidable.

Let's act like adults, people...

I have said nothing untrue nor have I said anything vulgar.
Homercles -

No where in the policy is "untruth" or "vulgarity" the standard (although I would certainly look at dispatching something that crossed into obsenity due to obsenity laws in place in certain localities).

However, anonymous posting is worthless in a journalistic sense, and that is one of the foundations of the policy.


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