Sunday, June 28, 2009

Something has been bothering me

When I first created this blog, I made the decision to allow "anonymous" comments. My thinking was that anyone (in particular family and friends) could leave comments on my blog posts without having to create a Google account, if they didn't already have one. Unfortunately, this has not been the case. The couple of anonymous (which I shall keep in quotes because, really... you are never anonymous online) comments I have received were from people who felt it necessary to spew their ignorance on my site. So, even though ShankRabbit loves responding to these "anonymous" comments (and I loved reading it), I've decided to get rid of this option.

So, in a completely related tangent/rant, here I go...

If you are going to make a comment - whether online or in real life -

Own what you say

Plain and simple.

Some additional thoughts:

- I welcome other people's opinions. Many times I learn a great deal about the topic at hand through the other person's words...other times I discover more about my side of the argument. All I ask is for you to be educated about what you say - do your homework.

- I hate the phrase "no offense." Plain and simple: If you didn't mean it, you wouldn't have said it. And if you inadvertently offended someone with your words: a) apologize and b) choose your words better next time.


That feels better. Now, onward!


Badass Geek said...

There will always be people who want nothing but to drag you down.

They simply just aren't worth your time.

Call Me Cate said...

I've allowed anonymous comments for the same reason you did - for people w/o Google accounts. So far, I haven't had any problems with it. I also hate the "no offense".

Anonymous said...

I've just had what I would call moderately negative comments on my blog on my last post and it does not bother me. As long as they don't attack my readers or anyone but me, it isn't a big concern to me, and I do have people IRL who comment anon, so I am leaving the feature. ~Mary

Scriptor Senex said...

Sadly it's because of a couple of idiots that I have had to keep comment moderation on my blogs. The hundreds of sensible, helpful, caring and generous comments I get have made up for it many times over but I can understand your frustration. Lots of positive thoughts to you and yours!

ciara said...

hiding behind anonymous statements is just cowardice. i always feel if you got something to say then say it, you know? i'm sorry you had to quit the anonymous comments. on my blogs, i've never allowed them. wonder what kind of things people would say to me if i had lol