People! I Have a Comment Policy!

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Over this past week I have been growing increasingly frustrated at the growing number of people violating my comment policy. Some of these violations are committed by newcomers who may be unaware that I have a comment policy, but others are committed by regular readers. I have a lot on my plate right now, and stepping in and moderating all of these conversations to warn or ban those who violate my comment policy is really starting to take its tole. You've noticed that I don't have my Created To … [Read more...]

Housekeeping!

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I suppose I should have expected this when I posted several days ago about seeing an offensive sexist shirt at my local YMCA. Some MRAs descended on the post's comment thread and everything went downhill from there. It's worth taking a moment to do some housekeeping and lay down a few ground rules.First, do not flag comments frivolously. If a commenter violates my comment policy, please inform them that they have done so and that further violations will be flagged and could lead to banning. … [Read more...]

Disqus Switch and Disappearing Comments

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Okay all, sorry for the confusion. The old wordpress software apparently became too clunky as Patheos grew, so every blog is being switched over to the disqus commenting system.The Awesome Stuff:Conversations should be easier to follow now, and you can now "like" comments by up voting them---something some of you have wanted for some time. You can also flag comments as inappropriate, which helps me ensure that everyone follows my comment policy. You can edit your comments, another … [Read more...]

Commenting Problems!

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Many apologies to everyone who has been having problems commenting here, which I understand have been accelerating recently. The "you're posting too fast" message is something a lot of people are getting.It seems this is a problem with the Patheos commenting system---it's that there are too many comments total being posted on all Patheos blogs in that moment, not that an individual commenter is commenting too quickly. I am told that they will be doing a system-wide fix to resolve this … [Read more...]

Housekeeping and Ongoing Projects

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I just spent the better part of my morning doing some organizing here on the blog---namely, organizing some of the ongoing projects I feature here at Love, Joy, Feminism. I'd encourage you to take a look at them and also to consider participating in them. Each project has a main page that I've put some work into and is hopefully both inviting and easy to navigate. I'm going to take a moment to give a quick rundown:Raised Quiverfull consists of both a panel and a project. The panel involves … [Read more...]

Guest Posting Opportunities

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I'm interested in offering more guest posting opportunities. I've posted guest posts in the past for specific series - on evangelicalism, on homeschooling, on purity rings, etc. But I'm open to doing more than that.As my blog has grown, I've come to appreciate the power the blogosphere offers for creating and developing, spreading, and disseminating ideas and viewpoints. While reading the comments left by readers over the past month and a half I've also come to appreciate the untapped talent … [Read more...]

My Top Ten Posts of 2012

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I've put up literally hundreds of posts over the past year, so I thought I'd take a moment to look back at the ten posts that got the most traffic. Unfortunately, something got reset when I moved my blog to Patheos this past March, so this list is actually the top ten posts of the last ten months. I'll add a moment of commentary after each.1o. So you say you don’t hate gay people, Part IVThis post was the one where I introduced the sexual ethics graph I later highlighted in my post A Ta … [Read more...]


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