Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Identity Project's Comment Policy

My Comment Policy

Blogs are great community resources because they encourage conversation, hence the mission statement of The Identity Project: A women's forum centered on faith, identity and community.  However, it is important to set down some "ground rules", so that conversations do not turn into shouting matches that discourage others from joining.

So, here is the new comments policy.  By posting on this blog, you agree to the following:

  • You may comment without registering, but you may not post anonymously.  Please do not feel like you must register with Twitter, Facebook, or other outlets to leave a comment.  Anonymous comments are not permitted, to discourage abuse of the blog.  
  • You may post questions.  If you have a question related to a post topic, the blog, or a personal question for me, please post it!  
  • You may disagree.  Debate is welcomed.  However, I ask that if you disagree with me--or anyone else--do so in a way that is respectful.  Comments that are disrespectful or hurtful will be removed.
  • I reserve the right to delete your comments.  As the creator of this blog, I do not have an obligation to publish your comments.  Please express yourself on your own blog, not mine.  I will delete any comments that seem disrespectful, hateful, off-topic, defamatory, abusive, harassing, profane, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violates or encourages others to violate my sense of decorum. 
  • You are the owner of your comments.  I do not own them and I disclaim any liability that may result from them.
  • You grant me the license to post your comments.  I can store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format.  Please think before you type.
The goal for penning some boundaries is to keep this blog a safe place for any and all people to express their opinions.  I believe this simple policy will help keep our community above reproach.  Our words hold weight, so we need to be wise in how we speak.  A special thanks to Michael Hyatt for his wisdom here.

Thank you everyone!

Kristen

2 comments:

  1. So why didn't you respond to the well-written, entirely respectful, certainly question-filled comments posted on your 8/24/2012 post? You can only be challenged or questioned in the most simple ways by those who already agree with you? That seems intellectually dishonest. But I suppose you'll probably just delete this response as well...I would still like to hear why you were not insulted by the inherent misogyny of the "values" listed by the reference sheet to which you provided a link. Many thanks for your kind and thoughtful response to that particular question. --*That* "Anonymous"

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  2. Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your comments. Please know that any edits are made for the sole purpose of maintaining the integrity of the blog. As for your thoughts on the list of values being of a misogynous nature, I respectfully disagree. On that particular list of options were also phrases such as "being in control", "independence", and "influence". However, please feel free to add your own values, or even research other created lists. Thanks!

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