First: I hate rules for posting on websites. However…
The good news is that the number and quality of comments to the posts on this site have increased dramatically over the past few months, as has traffic in general. That’s wonderful, and very helpful for my goals of creating a site with robust debate, and of making a few bucks here and there while doing this. So, I sincerely thank all of you who share your thoughts here.
The bad news is that, as happens everywhere on the Internet whenever sites gain traffic, DBDailyUpdate has now begun to attract a few unwelcome comments.
This requires the setting of some guidelines for posters.
There won’t be many such guidelines, but the few I set out here today will be enforced without exception. Here they are:
- Racist posts will not be tolerated.
- Antisemitism will not be tolerated. Criticism of Israel is fine. Characterization of all Jews as somehow being evil is not fine. I’ve had to delete two anti-Semitic posts today, and will continue to delete any that show up here. For those of you who are not clear on it, this is not a Democrat website where rank Antisemitism would be a badge of honor. Luckily, the WordPress censors who do such weird things flag such posts for me to approve or disapprove before they go live. If, in my judgment, a post contains anti-Semitic slurs, it will be disapproved, simple as that. My judgment isn’t perfect, but it absolutely rules on this website, period.
- All other posts that hurl slurs at any identifiable group of people based on their identity will be disapproved. As an example, it is fine to criticize the LGBTQ lobby for having become a tool of the trans community, and all the societal pathologies entails. It is not fine to hurl slurs at LGBTQ people simply for their self-identities. If the difference is not clear to you, then you should probably comment on another site.
- I do not approve of bigotry in any form. By that I mean real bigotry, not the imaginary bigotry promoted by leftists as a means of shutting down any form of conservative thought. Again, if the difference between the two is not clear to you, then you should probably comment on another site.
Those are my guidelines. That’s it. Fortunately, in the three years since this site went live, I have only had to delete or disapprove maybe 10 comments in total, so our regular contributors are not prone to such thoughts anyway. Hopefully, that will remain the case as the traffic to this site continues to grow.
Thanks to all of you for reading and commenting on the content here.
That is all.