blog ethics

So I’ve got a question for you: if someone comes on your blog and flames you in the comments and then asks for the comments to be deleted, should you delete them or let her/him stew in her/his own juices?

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  • jay v.

    Well, my personal opinion is to let them squirm (it’s my Baptist roots showing), but the Methodist in me leans toward grace toward the stupid one who writes without thinking.Especially since that seems to be me most of the time! 🙂

  • Phil Hull

    Let them rot. If they want to come on your turf and burn you, let everyone see what they had to say. No mercy!(Or you could be Christlike and show them mercy, it’s really up to you.)

  • Anonymous

    If they got caught dipping in your hot salsa, I’d say they need to feel the heat, so they can see the light.Or something like that.AZ

  • Chris Enstad

    let em off the hook, if they saw their error then show mercy.IN the grand scheme of things it’s part of the blog universe to get heated about issues and this one, my friend, is not going to determine the outcome of the universe.

  • Anonymous

    The blog world needs to live by the same rules of social engagment as the rest of society, and there needs to be consequences. Let them soak in it, block them from your blog and then spam their email account by entering it on every home loan site you can find.Then pray for them and hope they come to repentence.

  • Jon

    i’d say let that person stew in their own juices, unless of course it was me, then i’d want you to delete it.

  • James

    I wish that it wasn’t possible to delete things on the internet…like it’s just always out there…like our words…It’s always possible to post a comment apologizing afterwards…I know, I’ve had to do this b/c of stupid comments before!!

  • Rick

    Perhaps they can publically own up to their error. Making amends is a good thing. Forgivenss abounds, but if one is going to be an ass then admit that you were and ass and will try to be better in the future.Good post!Rick

  • Anonymous

    I say you should call the person up, buy them a cup of coffee and talk about the issue. Maybe your thinking AND his thinking on the issue are BOTH too far one way. It’s funny where a conversation will sometimes lead us. And in the scheme of life, it probably isn’t that important anyway.Better yet, call that person, make THEM buy the coffee and have a chat.Oh yeah, and drop the post…

  • the POSTER

    Words are important and if people want to disagree with you, they can but they need to do it in a gracious manor. You have the right to publish their comments if they want to rip you a good one. God bless them, but let them know that their words will be on your site to be viewed by the rest of us who are interested in your thoughts along with their gracious or not so gracious words. Keep on Keeping On Tony!

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  • Linda Hope

    My Pastor loves to say:”Justice is Good, but Mercy is Better. Mercy Triumphs over Justice”Cool, eh?

  • marissa

    I really like your conversation on home loans. I have a home loans secrets blog if you wanna come on over and check my stuff out.