Thursday, June 29, 2017

Resetting/Revamping Discussions on SNAFU! guidelines....

I've been told it was an issue but ignored it.

I can't ignore it anymore so what I'm doing is revamping and remodeling discussions on the fly.  A commenter stated that the ads in the discussion area was off-putting.  I looked and I get it.  The only ad will be at the end of the comments.  That should streamline things nicely.

Second.  Topics.  If you have ANY subject that is outside the scope of the blog-post then it should go into open comments.  No ifs ands or buts about it.  No warning, no chiding, just a deleted comment.

Next.  Flame Wars.  I'm the biggest sinner in this regard so its time to do a self check.  Too many have too much information to add to discussion without it getting lost in flame wars.  Again. Instead of engaging in the craziness I'll simply delete the comment.  No warnings, no ifs ands or buts.  The comment disappears.

Last.  For better or worse I am the judge and the jury on this.  Many don't like that idea and view blogs as community property but they aren't.  I determine the standards and will seek to hold myself to a higher standard and only ask others to act accordingly (for the most part YOU ALL have, I have failed).

With all that being said the result of all this is that I'm also establishing new, easily understood steps.  Deletion of comments, a time out and for especially egregious actions you'll be banned.  Every person that has in the past been banned is being "un-banned" .......I fully expect the list to fill back up because trolling and trolls are part of the internet, but we'll see how it goes.

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