Hello, readers! How are you all? Doing well, I hope!
I’ve been doing well enough, living life, working and all that jazz. Surgery is rapidly approaching, and I’ve been tying as many loose ends at work as I can. Got surprised with a new report to train as well, but he’s a smart lad, so things aren’t too bad.
Well, that’s the update nobody was looking forward to about my life, so now we’re moving on to the actual theme of this post.
Every now and then, a fellow blogger asks me whether or not I moderate comments, and, once I tell them that yes, I do, why. I can understand the question, of course. Moderating takes time, and it’s not fun. And WordPress has a pretty decent spam filter.
But… and there’s always a but, there’s something I can’t rely on WordPress for, and that is maintaining the sense of a positive and comfortable community I want for my blog. I have been pretty lucky this far, in that I haven’t gotten all that many negative and toxic comments, but the internet is a vast place. There’s all kinds of people out there, and some of them abuse the anonymity provided by being behind a screen to harass and abuse others.
And I have a pretty darn thick skin. Years of verbal abuse will do that to you. But do you know what I don’t have? Any tolerance for people who abuse those I care about. And I care about each and every one of you. You don’t deserve to be exposed to toxic people saying rude and cruel things when you’re in a place where you are supposed to be free and comfortable.
So, there we have it. That’s why I moderate comments. Because I want to protect this little community here.
Okay, I’ve talked too much already for a short post, haven’t I? I’d like to hear from my fellow bloggers. Do you guys moderate comments? If so, why? (If not, feel free to share why as well) Have you ever gotten some comment that’s made you go ‘yeah, that shit ain’t being approved’? Share it all with me in the comments!
Thanks for dropping by, and see you all on the next post!
P.S.: I’ve finally stopped being lazy and made a Facebook page for the blog, so you can contact me there too! You can see it on the sidebar, or by clicking here!