Monday, July 1, 2013

Netiquette on this Blog

Blog Netiquette:
  1. It is good internet etiquette to attack issues and not people. A good argument is not personal; it stands on its own merits and argues issues, topics, and subjects rather than personal prejudices and irrelevant points.
  2. It is proper netiquette to communicate effectively without cursing or swearing. Please make also sure to check your spelling and grammar to avoid misunderstandings and to honor your reader's time.
  3. Treat others as you would like be treated.
  4. Of course you can state your own opinion. But when you do, stick to the facts and refrain from any "verbal assaults" on others.
  5. Respect the rights of others to also express their own opinion and do not try to force your views upon them.
  6. We will delete any comments or postings containing or posing insults, harassment, stalking, threats, attacks or other violations of legal third-party rights (such as personal rights or the right to privacy).
  7. Defamatory, abusive, obscene, vulgar, violence-depicting/glorifying, misleading or illegal content and/or corresponding links will also be deleted.
  8. Comments classified as spam, commercial advertising or calls for donations will likewise be removed.
  9. Please do not post any personal data, such as addresses and phone numbers – to protect you and others - these will also be deleted.
  10. It is proper netiquette to moderate blog comments because negative comments can hurt the online image of a blog. From now on we will moderate comments.



  1. yes i would delte everybodys comment that went against you

  2. No, I wouldn't do that. Informed debate is healthy. Ad hominem attacks, however, are not. I wouldn't hesitate to delete any and all comments that insult or demean, especially when posted anonymously.

  3. Thanks Sister Elise! That is exactly what I am planning to do - and therefore the anonymous comment was not deleted...

    Thanks, Tom