Sunday, February 24, 2008

Comment Policy

Comment Policy


I am always astonished when I have to lecture on acceptable behavior to people who are supposed to be adults. I was shocked when I had to put comment moderation into effect.

Since we seem to be a society of people who have no sense whatsoever, I am now forced to write what seems to be the obvious to me and anyone with manners.


1. This is my house - be respectful or leave.

2. Disagreement is not curse words and threats. Calling names is never appropriate.

3. Tributes to the fallen are not appropriate places for your political commentary.

4. Be on topic. It helps if you actually READ the post.

5. Sign your post. If you use annoymous, sign the post at the end - Fred, Howard, Julie, 123, 90210, FluffyKitty - sign something so that you are identifiable in replies.

If you can't take credit in someway for what you are writing, maybe you shouldn't be posting it.

6. If you want to spout vitriol, go to one of the many sites that enjoy that sort of thing.


Comment moderation went into effect on this blog when, on more than one occassion, people left foul remarks on the tributes to the fallen. A tribute to a fallen soldier is not the place for your anti-war, anti-American, anti-whatever comments - it is tantamount to having an anti-war protest in a graveyard - shame on you.


In other words, if you wouldn't say it to your Mother and Grandmother, it shouldn't be said here.
And, if you don't know how to be respectful to your Mother and Grandmother - GO AWAY!

Comments will be moderated as quickly as I can. Thanks for your patience.

17 comments:

Buck said...

It is a sad thing, indeed, when you have to enlighten folks about things they should already know.

Flag Gazer said...

And yet, Buck, here we are....

What a shame.

Cop the Truth said...

LOL I've been having the same problem at my blog. You say one tiny little thing about Obama..... ;o)

Flag Gazer said...

yes, Mike - they are vile little creatures!

LoveMyTanker said...

Well said. I hate that you must say these things, but really, very well said!

ViolenceWorker said...

I'm having the same problem over posts on Barack and Cuba. One even made a remark about my black granddaughter saying she must be my slave.

I had to institute email verification. That seems to have stopped it for now. It seems they don't want to have to be responsible for what they say.The next option is to institute comment moderation. I don't want to do that, but if I must, I must.

I like your rules so much, I'm gonna adapt them a bit for my house (with due credit to the source)

VW

Flag Gazer said...

Love My Tanker - I HATE comment moderation and am not thrilled that I have to deal with this stuff!

VW - I can NOT even tell you how angry that makes me... your Granddaughter is SO beautiful and so little - how dare they! But, I will not give them the satisfaction of having their tripe read by anyone.

Buck said...

C the T sez: You say one tiny little thing about Obama..... ;o)

Wow. Now I feel... ummm... slighted! I've been pretty hard on The Obamanon for the past few weeks and not a peep. But, Hey! I should be thankful.

Flag Gazer said...

So Buck - you want we should send them your way - LOLOLOLOLOL

Kelly said...

I rarely get comments from people I don't know but every once in a while some asshole would drop some annoying/idiot comment. I added moderation and I haven't had a bad one since.

Cop The Truth said...

Hey Buck, you're welcome to the nuts that have been threatening me. They aren't very original, however, so you'll probably get bored rather quickly...

Cajun Tiger said...

So far I've been lucky in that my resident lefties have minded there manners. I have had to delete comments periodically but so far it hasn't gotten bad enough for comment moderation, I hope it doesn't b/c I understand your frustration. It is just so sad that this is even an issue and says so much about the people who actually require such actions.

Anonymous said...

Mary Lenz, SFC (Ret): I enjoyed ready the articles, all of our troops are heros and it is esp fitting that SGT Edmund Jeffers shared his insight with the general American public. Long live freedom here and abroad and may we always remember we are all brothers & sisters -- we are here to help one another and we must not leave Iraq until the people can stand fully on their own merits.

Flag Gazer said...

Thank you, Mary - I agree wholeheartedly. Thank you for your service to our country.

Necromancer said...

I'm not even sure if being a registered participant would work.A few years ago my computer guru had to disable the comment section on his site because of the spam.Some of it was pretty vile.But then it was open invitation for anyone to post.
Probably the best way to set these up would be to do it like the Warrior Legacy Foundation did their's.

James Elmer said...

It's a sad state of affairs when people have to be told how to act and speak; supposed "adults". My parents raised me better than that, and the Army emphasized the positive traits my parents instilled in me. For someone to come on here or ANYWHERE and disrespect fallen service members, people who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom, is absolutely unforgiveable.
Thank you for putting such a great blog together. Hopefully the trolls will not stay long.
James Elmer

cooper2k2 said...

I, am sad to say, the person who sent SSG Jesse Ault on his last mission. It has affected me deeply and I will never forget the name. When I first learned of his death, a coworker had just walked in my door. You know when someone says that certain pieces of news feel like you were just hit in the stomach? I couldn't get my breath. The base commander at Arifjan had just sent out an email and I had just finished reading it. I was in shock. I worked as the Traffic Management Specialist and I recognized SSG Ault's name from the form he had just signed a few days ago. It is a name I'll never forget. It is a name I repeat in my head. He was, and is, a hero. He died doing his job and a huge part of me died that day. I was proud serving my country but I wish I had never met him. Maybe things would have turned out differently. May SSG Ault rest in peace and may his wife and children find peace within themselves.
cooper2k2@comcast.net