London Mark got me thinking about this a while ago and a comment today sparked it back to life again so I’m going to do it.
I’m going to have a comment policy.
While I believe you are free to say whatever you like I also believe you have to be accountable for what you say; it’s all part of being an adult. So from now on if you don’t leave an email address on which I can contact you, should I want to, then your comment may be edited or deleted. I will never delete or edit a comment that has a contact address without contacting that person – if I have a problem with something someone has written I want to talk to them first. So far I haven’t had a problem with anything that anyone has written but I thought I should just lay this down so I can say ‘told you so’.
Any way, it’s my blog, so I can do what I like with it.
One Reply to “Speak Up”
i totally agree with you. if people are brave (rude) enough to leave a scathing (ignorant, narrow minded) comment, then they should also be brave enough to leave an email address to receive a retort.