Lesson Learned, Disregard Previous Post (Damn, not the Venn Diagram, the One Before That One)6 March, 2008
I am a newbie. I discovered blogs about six months ago. I began commenting on blogs about four months ago. I started blogging a month ago. Yesterday I made a mistake and will now do my best to rectify the situation.
I recieved some comments from trolls. I was surprised and disturbed by the comments. Not just dropping Fuck three times in each sentence, but also some homophobic and racist slurs. I allowed myself to get angry. I acted before I thought the situation through, and reacted in a knee-jerk and childish manner. And I tried to blame commenters for a decision I made.
I deleted the comments, thus, (as PhillyChief and the Exterminator both pointed out) I allowed the troll to get to me. Then, since my foot was not far enough in my mouth, I decided to post some policies on comments.
Sorry, folks. I screwed up. My blog is a free speech zone. I ditched the comment policy. I will not trash comments which are offensive, I will leave them there for all to see.