Don’t troll my blog.

Let this commenter tell you why.

My comment policy is simple: I’ll ban you if I feel like it.  I’ve banned probably about as many atheists as believers at this point.  If you’re derailing threads with nothing to contribute, you’ll get a warning.  If you keep doing it, you get the ban hammer.

Of course, if you’re an obvious troll, I ban and use my admin powers to amuse myself.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Volzi

    Flower driven purple wrench ate stone with cars shadowknight explosion..

    Just cause…

    Love your work

  • blotzphoto

    I’ve seen what he does to Trolls in Guild Wars 2… its not pretty.

    • John Horstman

      He’s level 80 now, too! Trolls beware!

  • Makoto

    I’m torn.. on the one hand, most troll spew isn’t worth seeing, so I appreciate the preemptive edits that you supply. On the other, sometimes I feel like I’d like to see just how far over the line they pushed themselves before the hammer came down, since those types of posts give the most epic (and bizarre) statements. At least you left some of it for us to giggle over, and keep the troll population down overall, which is much appreciated.

  • eric

    Hey man, you posted something about cooking the perfect fried egg, thought you’d appreciate this method of the perfect fried egg. (too lazy to find the original post to comment there.)

    Oh crap, is that derailing the thread?

    • Amyc

      lol, yes, you’re name now links to spider-monkey sex.

      • Amyc

        dammit! your*

  • The Consistent Atheist

    Censorship be a slippery slope and oft leads unto tyranny. So let us have no fear of trolls. For if they be trolls then only the fresh air of free speech will dry up the festering wounds caused by their words.

    • JT Eberhard

      And what will dry up the threads/discussions they derail with inanity that would otherwise have been productive?

      • The Consistent Atheist

        It is true that weaker minds are tempted by the twaddle of trolls─ making it all the easier to discern which discussion partners are worthy of our consideration. A thread of substance will never have need of worthy contributors.

  • Cody

    Obviously you have no idea how to deal with trolls. Number one rule?

    Don’t feed them.

    And stupid shit like this just makes them want to swarm.

    • Adam

      You apparently were hungry that day.