Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Comment Policy

I've had to delete my first two comments, and I've notice that I've never made any formal comment policy on this blog. That's probably not very fair. I'm going to remedy that.

So here it is. You write something I don't like, I'll delete it.

Oh, you need more explanation than that? Ugh.

I take my commenting inspiration from Ariel Meadow Stallings, who runs the Offbeat Empire. Offbeat Mama is linked in the sidebar. She has made all of her various websites a safe haven for the offbeat. And she wants to keep it that way, so her commenting policy is very strict. She's had to delete a lot of them.

I want this blog to be a safe haven for name lovers, particularly weird name lovers (but I love you Wicca-lite people too!). A lot of the strange names get put down on other websites. I would like to think that I'm hear to give another perspective. And I don't tolerate vitriol. Ever. Whining over free speech doesn't work in Internet land. This blog is my own tiny dictatorship.

The two comments I had to delete were on Lucifer, which is predictable as that's a very controversial name. And the second comment was something to the effect of, "I'm glad to see other opinions aren't welcome here." If you look around at other comments you'll find that your wrong. You're opinion wasn't the problem. It's an opinion a lot of people share, and I'm honestly on the fence about the name. But whether I agree with you or not isn't the issue. It was how you chose to express your opinion. It was mean, vicious, and not deserving of a place here. If you don't like how I handled it, that falls under the category of tough shit. You can go to some other blog that has a different policy. I won't miss you.

You're not supposed to like every name featured here. I don't even like every name featured here. Other people are going to love names that you hate, that's just the nature of the beast. What you are supposed to be is open minded and courteous to others. If you're not, then I'm wishing your comment away into the cornfield.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! Thank you so much for creating a safe place for people like me who want to share the love of names without having to sift through the nasty, mean-spirited comments. It's such a haven! :)


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