I delete comments
In the last few weeks I’ve deleted a couple of comments. One because it seemed a little inflammatory, and another because it was posted anonymously. I have no use for anonymous comments. I really don’t like ones with sweeping criticism in them. It doesn’t take any effort to fire off something nasty and conveniently leave your name off it. That isn’t conversation it is just sniping.
Some think deleting comments is censorship. I disagree. I think anyone who hosts any kind of discussion needs to moderate. Too many people get hurt because bloggers don’t deal with people appropriately. I’ve started deleting comments for my own sanity. Sometimes blogging really sucks. Most people are great but the whole experience can be ruined by the reckless few. I’ve spent too much time responding to people who don’t have the decency to treat others with a basic level of respect.