Seriously reconsidering my comment policy.

April 26, 2015 Blogging, Personal Comments (8) 1131

Forgive me, this is one of those administrative “how the sausage is made” posts.

I’m giving serious thought to revising my comment policy. When I started blogging, I wanted to show a strong respect for free speech and open dialog, and so I committed not to┬ádelete anything, no matter how offensive or worthless. I’ve only ever done so when the comment contained a threat of violence.

But that was almost 20 years ago, and the Internet was a different place then. There was no Twitter and no Facebook–ie, no central place where users could engage in conversation. My sense was that I wanted my page to be a place where people could toss out conflicting ideas and make their voices heard–but in today’s online environment, that sounds ridiculous and grandiose. Continue Reading

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