Saturday, September 03, 2016
A reminder, children...
Back in early June of this year, I published a posting here on my general outlook on comments:
The Hesperado policy on comments for Dummies 101
An apposite extract from that posting I quote here as a gentle reminder:
"I've always found it odd when people can't see that a comments thread attached to the underside of a blog essay or article is a separate adjunct. It's a precious public space where, in my view, the utmost freedom possible should be allowed (with only extreme exceptions, such as death threats, publishing other people's private information, or egregious spamming).
"And, more importantly, it should be clear to anyone with minimum sense that, unless the blog owner explicitly states that the commenters are his publishing minions or that he agrees with them, public comments are just a random influx of people from the wider world of the World Wide Web drifting in and taking the opportunity to register their two cents."