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This blog and its commenting system are currently open to all new readers. However, having had visits from particularly nasty trolls* we have banned a few people from commenting and from the site altogether.
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* A troll is someone who purposefully attempts to cause harm to others, be they the author or any other person who posts a comment. They usually stray from the topic and their language is designed to do nothing more than insult the person they target. They will not be tolerated on this blog. Not now. Not ever!
Trolls are not necessarily just people who overtly present their insults. Their point is to derail just enough so that they can be accused of doing so, then become combatitive in nature as a “defense.” That way, they get to express their disdain or disapproval of the author in a way that seems justified.
Blog owners/authors set forth the rules that are used on their sites…even if those rules are not posted. Bloggers reserve the right at any time to enforce or even change those rules. We have spent a lot of time designing, maintaining and spilling our souls to whatever degree interests us.
Look at it this way…this is our home on the Internet. This is where we come to share ourself. This is a place where others can share themselves, even if their beliefs are contrary to ours. There is a way to do that respectfully. If at any point that exchange becomes disrespectful, we reserve the right to say that we don’t want that exchange any longer.
Again, this is our blog; our space. If we ask you to stop what you’re doing, to leave, to not email us, to post your comments publicly, or whatever, we expect that you will honor our wishes. Quite simply, if our wishes are honored, yours will be too.