I moderate comments

I recently wrote a post where I explained why I moderate comments lightly. I do, however, have some rules (which I linked to in the post about moderating comments lightly). Here is an example of a comment I banned someone for last month:

Chris, you are a cowardly little shit. This has nothing to do with atheism or theism, I just don’t like you.

You are a prick and a weasel.

I’m posting this now because after being banned, this same person recently tried to post a comment with further empty insults, as well as asking, “why do you pretend to have an unmoderated blog?”

The answer is that I’ve never claimed to have an unmoderated blog (at least not for years, don’t remember what if I said anything about the issue when I first started blogging). Now that I’ve said so, in the future the clueless will be referred back to this post (if I bother saying anything to them at all).

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  • lorimakesquilts

    I just don’t get people that are that uncivilized. Why would anyone let that kind of useless, baseless insult stand, it contributes nothing to any conversation.

  • Dunc

    It’s the “dirty protest” school of internet commenting…

  • mnb0

    I don’t even get why you pay attention to this jerk, CH. As if anyone is interested in his burps.

    • http://www.facebook.com/chris.hallquist Chris Hallquist

      It’s just that getting such a total troll is a new occurrence for me. I like having this example out there, as I said, so I can point the clueless to it in the future.

      • http://www.reason-being.com reasonbeing

        I get a few like that on my blog once in a while. I usually inform them that I never insult my commenters and ask them if they have anything productive to add to the conversation…if not, I ask them to move on. I do have a three strike and your banned policy for that type of nonsense. I have never had to use it though.

  • andy

    A bit random, but what’s he calling you a coward for? Don’t get me wrong, I doubt that his behaviour is justifiable. Just naturally curious.

    • http://www.facebook.com/chris.hallquist Chris Hallquist

      I don’t even know.