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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

10 Reasons Comments Deleted, Removed, Ignored

A reader posted this comment:
I know you don't like my comment so you can delete it. No hard feelings. It's okay, I'm used to it. :)

Reasons Comments Deleted, Removed Or Ignored

On this website, where the purpose is to promote conversation and learning, here are some reasons why comments are deleted, removed or ignored:

1. Not on topic

2. Do not add to the conversation

3. Are excessive in some way, especially in an ad hominem way. For explanation of ad hominem, see comment on 36 Facts About Manipulators & Manipulation

4. Comments continue to draw only upon human sources of information which have no factual, verifiable basis. Not even from human experiences. Not even from natural world examples. The truth of these sources lies solely in the belief of the person who relies upon the information. This approach to thinking and understanding does not foster conversation, learning or personal growth.

5. There is no basis/viewpoint/approach/philosophy presented that shows how the person got from their comment, statement or information to conclusion. It does not need to be fully developed but at least make an attempt.

6. When asked, there is no basis presented for how a basis was formed or at least why one basis is preferable to another.

7. Comments constantly ignore/skip over what the article or other readers say and proceed to make statements without providing a bridge of thought of why one side of the bridge was chosen. This is the same as talking to someone and responding as though nothing else has been said or heard. It indicates a lack of self-respect and a careless, dangerous approach to decision-making. It is not the sign of a healthy mind.

8. Commenter constantly does not show any indication of crossing the bridge and checking out what the other person is looking at or providing a basis why that is unnecessary.

9. Commenter constantly shows every indication of wanting to make an immediate decision when they encounter new information instead of showing the willingness to let the information circulate through their system, digest it, investigate and compare and contrast information. See, Understanding Digesting Information

10. Comment contains statements mixed in that are best said when only two people are in the room.

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