I got feedback from some in the AVC community that the comments on Wednesday’s post were “ugly.”
As many readers know, we have a comment policy at the top of the comment thread and I’ve worked to make sure people know that we try to keep our discussions civil.
Whenever there is a touchy subject, like we had on Wednesday, the comment section lights up and things can, and do, go south.
I took a run through Wednesday’s comment thread just now and while there were some folks stepping out of bounds, likely newcomers stopping by to do their thing, I feel that by and large we kept it civil. Which makes me very happy.
I did leave a few replies for the newcomers asking them to temper down their language and we will see if that works.
I think it is important that we talk about the issues our country faces right now. I have views on them which I’m happy to share from time to time, certainly not all the time, and I’m happy to let the conversation flow. As long as it is civil and respectful. Understanding where the other side is coming from is incredibly helpful. Fighting with each other and calling names is not.
I’m hoping we have got it about right here at AVC now.