This is a personal blog written and edited by me, the Geek in Heels (Hyojin Jenny Hwang). The views and opinions expressed on this blog are solely those of me, and they do not represent in any way those of my affiliations or sponsors.
As with practically any blogger, I welcome and encourage comments. Your feedback is important to me, and I try my best to take your suggestions into consideration when writing and making changes to this blog.
The only times I will delete comments are:
- when it becomes painfully obvious that the commenter is a troll (i.e., repeatedly returning to verbally abuse me or another commenter on topics that have little to do with the post itself)
- when a commenter knowingly posts false or malicious material
- when a commenter repeatedly engages in ad hominem attacks
That being said, I still do my best not to delete comments.
I recently read on an internet board that at least one reader believes I routinely delete comments. This is not the case, and I’m not sure where he/she got this idea. If you look at some of my more controversial posts from the past, you can see that most disagreeable comments still remain. The only three times that I have deleted comments in the past are:
- When a member of an internet board linked to an old post which led to dozens of comments that only served to mock my religious beliefs in the comments section of the said post
- When a visitor viciously attacked other commenters on an old post
- When a visitor repeatedly left comments saying that my baby was ugly
For some of my thoughts on blog comments and trolls, please see:
- Censoring Comments — written in 2010, before the three examples given above, about how I have never deleted a comment
- Disagreeing vs Trolling — why I try my best not to censor readers
- Someone is WRONG on the Internet — is it worth your time to get that angry about what a perfect stranger wrote online?
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(And if you are the owner of an image/photo that was improperly credited by me, I apologize!)
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