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Friday, November 2, 2012

Change

I have decided to make a change in my comments settings. I have limited comments to only those readers registered with Google.

 I hate it, but cannot in all good conscience stand by while those readers posting under 'anonymous' leave disturbing comments.

Please, register with Google if you'd like to leave civil comments. I do welcome all reader opinions. I do not edit reader opinions and indeed welcome them, but please keep them civil.

Civil discourse and debate need not be reduced to name calling and hateful mud slinging, and I shall not allow it on my blog. 

I truly hope this isn't a hardship for my readers. And, I'm sorry but I feel this change very necessary.

Stephen





33 comments:

  1. Good for you! Some people just look for a stage to pontificate.

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    1. Very true, my sweet friend. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks, Keads, it means a lot to me.

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  3. I'm sorry that they underbelly of the internet has found your blog.

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    1. It is a shame. Thanks, my lovely friend.

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  4. I agree with you. I enjoy reading everything you write. and please keep it coming. I know I don,t always comment when I visit but that's more because of being shy than being disrespectful.

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    1. Please, Darcy, don't be shy. Nice to see you came through your heart surgery so very well. God bless.

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  5. I agree, you should identify yourself. Especially when making a comment on a blog. Don't hide beind the title anonymous.

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    1. Thanks, Sandy, for your support. God bless.

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  6. Let me see if I can make this work. I don't know how important my opinions are, but I like to keep in touch with you if I can.

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  7. It worked...you were able to post. Thank you for support.

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  8. No worries, my friend. I did the same thing some time ago; it does cut down on the unwelcome rants.

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    1. Sad to say I'd never given it (moderation of comments) much thought, until last night. Thanks, my friend, and oh, thanks for the flag.

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    2. You're welcome - and please forgive multiple copies of that e-mail. I kept getting error messages stating that it hadn't gone through.

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  9. It's a shame you have to do this, but I do understand completely. I've always moderated my comments, for this specific reason.

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    1. I learned a valuable lesson. Thanks, Larry.

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  10. Hey I do have a google sign in WOOT!!!

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    1. Happy to have helped...thanks, Bro.

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  11. It's your blog. Do what you have to do.

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  12. Good idea Stephen. If we want to get 'into it' we can always go to 1,000 other blogs. Yours has always been a safe haven. Thank you!
    Phyllis (N/W Jersey)

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    1. Thank you, very much, Phyllis for your kind support. God bless.

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  13. How can any one leave a disturbing comment on your blog?
    You always have well written posts that are well worth reading.

    Keep up the good work Stephen, the anonymous ones don't matter!

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    1. John, it wasn't me (I think) at which these comments were directed but to other commentators on my last post. Some folks just cannot keep their cool. Thank you, John. I appreciate your continued support. God bless.

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  14. Wow! I don't blame you, Stephen, for wanting to stop that kind of stuff. You have a great blog and that was a great post yesterday. I just don't understand folks that want to rant on others blogs.

    Take care, my friend.

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  15. I hear ya.
    You own this place.
    Is yours

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    1. Thanks, my friend...for understanding.

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  16. Sad sate of affairs, but I certainly understand. My Dad tought me never to make a statement/comment I wouldn't stand behind if others knew the source. It is a lesson that has served me well. Perhaps your change will provide others an opportunity to learn how to respectfully disagree with a differing perspective. Big hug to you. MM

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    1. I truly hope so, my friend..thank you. Hugs back at 'ya.

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