The blog has been up and running since April of 2004. Lots of visitors drop by and I am always pleased to hear from readers of the blog. The comments are generally active. I have spam filters in place and I also moderate all comments.
The only guideline I apply against comments:
All comments are moderated. I enjoy a healthy debate but if a comment gets nasty or rude then it doesn”™t get posted. Sorry.
Do comments get rude? They sure do. And the spam filters generally do not catch them. Without exception, the trash comments are unsigned with fraudulent email addresses. I can generally get pretty close in terms of location based on the IP address but I often wonder what causes some anonymous punk to lash out at a blog. Particularly a personal blog.
Some of the comments over the years have been incredibly harsh. They are not caught by the spam filters so I have to read them before I trash them. And the words do hurt. I know they shouldn’t. But they do.
Comes with the territory.