Blog comment policy

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

I had adopted, with a few minor changes, the well written comment policy used by Sebastian at Snowflakes in Hell. Basically all I ask is that you do treat others the same as how you would treat them if you were discussing something face-to-face.

Comment Policy: I reserve the right to remove comments at my discretion. Think of comment threads like a dinner party at someone’s house. If you make the party unpleasant for others or me, you won’t be invited back. I am happy to tolerate a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but I’m not going to tolerate nastiness, rudeness, trolling, vitriol, or excessive snarkiness toward the author(s) or other commenters. You may make your case passionately, but civility is expected. Please stay on topic and respect the technical nature of this blog.

Spam Filtering: To avoid spam, comments are filted using Akismet and then manually approved. Do not be alarmed if you comment does not appear instantly. I do not check the spam folder more than once per day.

I have had very few problems with comments since I started blogging, chances are that if you are reading this blog post I have never had a problem with your comments. With the blog becoming more popular and more people arriving from google vs. other gun blogs, hopefully this policy will avoid unpleasantness in the future.

Thanks to Sebastian for letting me use his comment policy.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • "gunner" "gunner" on Feb 23, 2009

    i agree with your comment and spam filtering policies as stated. in my experience with "yahoo groups" as a moderator of several groups, most gun folks are well mannered gentlemen and ladies, but its a good idea to have a policy in place for the odd troll that might stumble in by mistake.