About Comments

Comments are warmly welcome, especially those which exhibit Kingdom values because as my prime purpose for this blog is to convey the glory of God.

Conversations are welcome too, but note this blog is not normally a debating forum; also that one’s proper name rather than a nickname is preferred.

To make approval of comments quick and easy all I ask is that you keep to the caveat below.

I look forward to your valued contributions…

CAVEAT

Remarks which condemn or judge others will be redacted or binned (per Matthew 7:1-5 and Deuteronomy 19:15-17), as will anything displaying an anti-Christ spirit (1 John 4:3); eg. anonymous criticism and slander based upon hearsay, as well as broadcasting of contentious opinion across several posts, will be withheld from publication.

APPROVAL PROCESS

Your first comment submitted requires approval before publication. As this is registered against each contributor’s email address, any change in your address will need a fresh, initial approval for the next comment.

Subsequent contributions are normally approved automatically, unless they contain a link to another site.

Rationale:

WordPress provides site administrators some flexibility in processing contributions. My initial preference was for all comments to appear online without the need for approval, thus enabling contributors’ subsequent items to appear immediately and free from any need to moderate them.

Once this blog’s presence became noticed, however, a few unwelcome remarks got deposited.

The first came from a ‘bible basher’ who persisted in correcting and arguing against a particular blog. To close that activity I had to set all comments to be approved before publication. This entailed extra work because all entries from regular contributors then needed approving too!

To avoid repetition of that problem I changed approvals to new commentators only, and any subsequent comments from them would get automatic approval.

The second event came from a chap with whom I had interesting dialogue elsewhere, but after his first comment here he started submitting, off-topic monologues. So, for a while I reverted to the unnecessary, time-consuming task of approving every comment .

In both the above instances, as well as later contentious serial-submissions from a first timer, the tell-tale sign was their hiding behind an alias instead of using true identity.