TrollsNovember 9, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments
While moderating comments, I ran across my first abusive comment and paused before authorizing it. I thought I would check in with my readers and let you all weigh in on this matter of protocol.
The post (“Fat Head”) is one from the past that attracts readers who tend to be of a different stripe than my regular crowd. Almost universally they hate the post and want to weigh in on it. It’s unlikely any of them come back to follow the comment thread. It’s my guess that most of them don’t even read the entire post, much less the comments of the irate readers who came before them.
One could say that it probably doesn’t matter one way or the other whether I approve a comment or not, if nobody will notice or care. The question only really comes up in my mind because I feel some sense of obligation that my site reflect some sort of journalistic reality.
Anyway, what do you think? Approve everything? Blast anything that annoys me? Remove the entire post so I stop hearing from that segment of… humanity?