I want the comments section of this blog to have real value for its participants. To accomplish that, up until now, I haven't felt the need to moderate the discussion at all. My recent gardening experience, however, has taught me that a little judicious pruning can make an organism more healthy!
So: I've decided to both to begin enforcing the guidelines for discussion and to revise them to make them a little more clear. The guidelines can always be found on the left hand side of the blog, but here they are, too, as a gentle reminder:
- The comments section of this blog is intended to provide a forum for discussions about positive change.
- Please post your comments on the blog entry you are referring to, and keep them relevant to the topic of the post.
- Please pursue long back and forth discussions by private email rather than in the comments.
- Please advance ideas and add positive knowledge; nitpicking has its place but it isn't here.
- Be courteous.
- Discuss ideas and refrain from personal attacks.
- Give accurate information in the spirit of being helpful.
- Disagree respectfully.
- Credit others when you quote them.
- Be brief (ish).
- Admit the possibility of fault and respect different points of views.
- Accept that your comment may be deleted if it doesn't adhere to these guidelines.
Colin Beavan (that's me!) is now leading a conversation about finding a happy, helpful life at Colinbeavan.com. If you want to know how people are breaking out and and finding authentic, meaningful lives that help our world, check it out the blog here and sign up to join the conversation here.