My article from Wednesday generated some heated comments. Sadly, some were heated enough that I had to block two users – which brings the grand total of blocked users since this blog started to four. It’s not something I do very often, and I dislike the need to do so, but sometimes it’s necessary to maintain some semblance of civility. I want to foster discussion, but I don’t want this blog to turn into M4Carbine.com.
So, let’s review the rules for discussion in what amounts to my living room:
– No insults, name calling, or ad hominem attacks; such will result in an immediate block, with no warnings or reprieves.
– Any comments with profanity will be deleted immediately.
– Do not bring religion into gun, shooting, or self defense discussions.
– Don’t attack or demean any other user’s race, sex, sexual preferences, or any other personal attributes.
– Think twice before hitting the reply button. Re-read what you’ve written with a critical eye: is it logical, supportable, free of invective and hyperbole, and — most importantly — does it elevate the discussion? If not, maybe you shouldn’t submit it.
Basically, I’m asking that everyone behave as rational, intelligent adults. I don’t delete or censor people who disagree with me; quite the opposite, in fact. I encourage that because a) an exchange helps me develop my own arguments (or, sometimes, causes me to re-evaluate my position) and b) it does the same for you. It’s when the disagreement turns personal or ugly that I respond with my moderator’s cap on.
Thanks for participating!
-=[ Grant ]=-