Let me start this post with the reasons I allow anonymous comments on my blog with no moderation:
1) Many people find it difficult to leave a comment as anything other than anonymous if they don't have a blog or google account.
2) I like to see my comments show up immediately on a blog, so I want to do the same for others.
3) I have only had rare occasions where anonymous comments have been negative enough that they required being deleted.
Well, one of those occasions happened just this week. A person decided to comment on my "I got the job" post and here is the dialog that occurred:
As you can see, this anonymous person did reply again and I did stay to my word and delete the comment.
One thing I would like to make note of is that this last comment was signed "concerned educator". Ahhh, that rings a bell. I have had a run in with this antagonist before. In my post "Back into the swing of things" I had a similar conversation with this same person.
I refuse to let 1 person with very jaded and ignorant views cause me to change the way I administer my blog.
My blog is public and open for anyone to see. I have nothing to hide. In contrast, this "concerned educator" has no blog, gives no name or method of contact.
Also, this is the same person that commented before, which means they are reading my blog.
Dear Concerned Educator,
If you disagree so much with the decisions we make and the standards we live by, why do you keep coming back?
I mean, really, there are thousands and thousands or blogs out there to read. Do you just enjoy a good argument now and again? Do you search the internet for forums you disagree with so you can try to rock the boat?
If you don't like what I have to say here, go somewhere else!!
By the way, I plan to start deleting your comments without reply from now on. I do not have the time or the energy to argue with any more children in my life. I already have 4 and you are more childish than any of them!