Censoring comments…the dilemma

30 Jul
2008

I’m a ditz, I totally forgot to approve comments for the past week. Very sorry to everyone, I was not trying to ignore you!

The comments have been approved with an exception: Some people are posting a ‘personal’ ad as a comment. Such as: “I love your blog and have been looking to meet a swede for a while. I am white, mid 20s and seeking a tall, handsome, swede.” I have not approved such comments onto the blog and it has been a hard decision to make. I believe in free speech and having everyone contribute, even if insulting or negatively, because I want a balanced point of view.

However, personal ads on a random blog are not safe. On an open blog like this one, comments can be viewed by anyone, crazy or not. I can provide no safe way for people to communicate. There are also many other sites better equipped to handled this: match.se, eharmony.com ,etc.

With that in mind, please do not post comments about seeking a man, 25-32, white, blah blah…it does not contribute to the post and it is not appropriate for the blog. If you disagree please do comment here.

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4 Responses to Censoring comments…the dilemma

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Raiha

August 7th, 2008 at 12:05

Fine idea :-) Perhaps you should start your own dating site instead?

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HairySwede

August 9th, 2008 at 19:27

good call. but it would have been interesting to see if swedes would be more open to responding anonymously to blog personal ads than in person.

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smek this!

August 14th, 2008 at 12:26

I don’t have such a problem in my blog. Maybe it’s because I’m not a handsome devil, and my readers may think that I’m not attracting any pretty people on my site because of that! There’s no real logic behind this, but there rarely is… LOL!

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Sapphire

August 14th, 2008 at 22:12

@Raiha- I think I should !

@HairySwede- lol…the Swedes and interpersonal relationships

@HA! too funny smek!

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