I welcome feedback. But in light of some of the many comments I’ve received over the past couple of weeks, there’s something I need to be transparent about: the comments that I approve and the ones I don’t.

There’s a difference between a worthwhile comment and a worthless one. See, the great thing about comments here on LGC, is you don’t need to have an account to make a comment. Neither is there any sort of moderation queue that needs my approval prior to your comment getting posted.

I’d say a good 90% of the comments I get are relevant to the post, and even if the commenter disagrees with a take that I might have on a certain topic, I by all means welcome that. In fact, I even encourage commenters to have a different opinion than I do; it’s great to get another person’s perspective on a matter.

The catch, however, is the comment needs to be said respectfully. I don’t welcome comments that are thoughtless – examples might include “I’m not reading this worthless trash; you have no idea what you’re talking about,” or “This is your worst take I’ve ever read, and I am unsubscribing from your blog.” For all I know, you might actually be right on your opinion. But I would remove that comment nonetheless – especially if you don’t give a reason for why you feel that way – for the sake of my sanity. It’s the same reason why I don’t read comments on posts that I submit on Reddit.

Again, I greatly appreciate the community’s thoughts on posts that I submit. I’m always interested in knowing what people are thinking. But just be aware, a worthless comment is going straight to the bin. So, if you ever notice your comment removed, you now know why. I’ve updated the About page with this information.

TL;DR Comments on articles are greatly appreciated, but please make your comment in a polite and respectful manner.

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