Don't Speak . . . For Now

I knew this was going to happen someday, and now is the day: I'm disallowing unapproved comments here at Beit Carr.

Part of the blogging experience is allowing people to comment on things that you've written. I'm all for some healthy debate, but when some people are more interested in posting incendiary comments, then that's going to far. As of late, I've received a few comments that crossed the line. After deleting them I was called out for censoring thoughts.

You can call this censorship if you want; and I'm fine with that, but you'd be wrong. Just because you have something to say doesn't mean you have to be perverse. I don't have to tolerate that, and I'm not going to.

And I should add that it's not as if I just came up with this idea; I've actually been mulling it for a few months now. I sometimes go days without checking out people's comments. And if it was something older, I might never see it. I'm not keen on people thinking that because I didn't erase an obscene comment that I somehow endorse it.

So because HaloScan, my current commenting feature, won't allow for approval unless you upgrade the account, I'll have to reinstitute the Blogger comments [this means you won't be able to access any old comments]. Then comments will only be posted if I give them the OK. Not the best way of doing it, but better than totally disallowing them.

I'm still messing with the HTML code and will hopefully have this taken care of by the end of the day.