Moderating

Frank does not moderate comments on this blog himself. Here are the standards used for comment approval:

1. Spam comments will not be approved. This includes links to other sites and blogs. If you want to discuss a particular blog post, interact with it in the comments section here. Do not refer people to a different site to see what you have to say.

2. Flames or anything remotely similar to a flame will not be approved. A flame is an attack on someone personally, judging their motives and/or character.

3. Comments that bash churches, other Christians, or ministries will not be approved. It’s one thing to critique a church or ministry by stating general principles (rather than by name). But it’s another thing to bash it, run it down by name, or judge its motivations.

4. Comments that demean or make accusations (opposed to asking questions in a way that thinks the best of others) will not be approved. Click here to read an article that explains the difference.

5. Posts that contain gossip about others will not be approved. Gossip is second or third-hand information that puts someone in a negative light without their knowledge or consent. The information can be true, false, or partial.

6. Comments that the blog manager doesn’t understand due to confusing content or language will not be approved. If the blog manger doesn’t understand it, there’s a good chance that others won’t either.

7. Comments that are incredibly long won’t be approved. All are free to share. No one should monopolize the conversation.

8. Too many comments by the same person on a single post may not be approved. Comment once, then wait to respond to someone else’s comment. But be careful how often you comment on a single post.

9. Comments that contain advertisements will not be approved. This is especially true if a comment advertises or recommends those ministries that have a long history of damaging people.

10. Sometimes legitimate comments go into the spam folder, so they are not seen by the moderator. So if your comment doesn’t violate any of the above standards, assume that it went into spam and no one saw it.

If this is your first time writing a comment on this blog, please begin your comment with the word FROG.

Enjoy!

~The Blog Manager

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