The Future of Comments at Civil War Memory
I truly appreciate that so many of you not only take the time to read this blog, but leave comments as well. You leave a lot of comments. All comments are moderated by me and I do my best to approve them as quickly as possible. I also do my best to respond to as many as possible. I may not go into great detail with my responses, but it is important to me to acknowledge your contribution to the site. Fortunately, I spend most of my day in front of the computer, but over the past few weeks I have been bombarded with comments. Something has to give.
While many of the threads function as a natural extension of the post more and more are moving much too far beyond the content of the post and in some cases involve nothing more than the hurling of mild insults back and forth. I am even growing impatient with certain contributors and I don’t like how it feels. I think what I need to do is find a happy medium between letting go of the discussion and directing it through the moderating tools that I have at my disposal. Don’t be surprised if I disable the comments feature every once in a while on individual posts and don’t expect that your comments will be approved right away if things begin to deteriorate between individual contributors. Perhaps a cooling off period will help.
Like I said, I thoroughly enjoy taking the time to read your comments. Thanks for your understanding.