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will

No insults??!?!!? I knew that you didnt like me!

Lanoire

I like the new rules, Happy. You should set the direction for the discussion on your own blog. If you wish to talk about one thing, you should not have to deal with some silly commenter talking about something else entirely which may offend you and make you feel obligated to refute it. If any anti-feminist type would rather talk about something else, well, Blogger and LiveJournal are free. They can get their own damn blogs.

Chalicechick

So, to clarify, can we or can we not use ethnic slurs?

CC

Ally

It's good to have ground-rules. I started off not deleting any comments at all. And now I don't even engage with ones that are needlessly offensive or plain trolling. I don't delete people just because they disagree with me though :).

j0

Thank you HF. I think this will make your blog even more enjoyable.

will

CC violated the rules by making me laugh.

norbizness

The swearing one seems odd; it's easy enough to abide by, but it seems like a superficial balm. The "some people don't like..." rationale is one of those Pandora's Box criteria. Some people don't like a discussion of religion where certain viewpoints or personal beliefs are stated. Some people don't like obvious logical fallacies.

t. comfyshoes

I'm glad you've adopted this policy! It's because of the behavior of those certain commenters who won't be named that I stopped participating in the discussion, and evenutally stopped even reading the comments if there were more than one or two.

The Happy Feminist

Norbizness, I think swearing can be an incredibly effective tool. The folks at Pandagon use certain language to great effect to make a point.

But I don't think it's necessary to what I am trying to do here, so it's a compromise I am willing to make. I am not going to be a clean-language Nazi though. I just ask that off-color words be kept to a minimum. I haven't noticed that it's been a problem here.

Dr.Sue

I appreciate your making the rules overt, so we all know when we're stepping close to a boundary. This is a terrific blog and I appreciate your efforts to make it even better.

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