Updates to Comments Policy

Just a quick note to let y’all know I’ve made a few updates to the Comments Policy. Also, since we’ve been getting more new participants lately (thanks, and welcome to my home), this is a good time to remind folks to review and familiarize themselves with the policy.

Here are the latest updates:

  • I do read every comment posted at Ducksnorts. However, because the site has become so popular (thank you!), it is not always possible for me to respond in a timely manner or even at all. I do my best to be part of the conversation, but writing about baseball is my full-time job, which means that when I’m responding to comments, I’m not working, which is a problem when it comes time to pay the bills. Please don’t misinterpret any lack of participation on my part as lack of interest, and feel free to contact me if you have questions.
  • Please don’t feed the trolls. Every once in a while someone will leave comments with the sole purpose of inflaming or offending, without making any effort to join in a genuine conversation. If you notice this happening, please feel free to drop me a line, but do not acknowledge the offender on the blog. As with people who run onto the field during a game, if you don’t pay attention to them, you remove their incentive to engage in such anti-social behavior.
  • Sometimes legitimate comments get caught in the spam filter. First off, sorry about that. Unfortunately I get thousands of pieces of spam each week — another by-product of the site’s popularity — and without the filter, we’d be totally hosed (to get all technical). Second, if your comment gets caught, please do not resubmit it but instead contact me so that I can let it through and help train the software. For those curious, I use a product called Akismet, which learns from its mistakes, but only if it knows it’s made them. If I don’t know that your comments are getting eaten, I can’t take steps to improve the filter and keep them from getting eaten again in the future. So please let me know.

Again, be sure to head over and read the entire thing so we can continue to make Ducksnorts an enjoyable place to discuss Padres baseball — even when the team stinks like a big stinking thing. As always, thanks for your continued support!

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  1. agreed.