Blog Authors (BA) have different methods of interacting with comments on their posts’ threads. Below are a series of three polls for you to tell us your favorite thread management methods. Of course I have my favorite methods (as you’ve seen) but maybe I will change my opinion depending on opinions I hear from commentors on this post. So thank you.
Approval Screening: Some BA hold all comments for approval. Thus having comments that seem to ignore each other. Though frustrating for commentors, the BA can thus totally control content and the BA’s controlling is invisible.
Deletion Screening: Some BA do not censor comment before posting. Instead, they only delete those that grossly violate blog comment policies AFTER they are posted. This can make the BA look mean.
No Screening: Some BA don’t delete anything. Any language, any accusation, any content is allowed in their threads. “Freedom of Speech” is their motto.
Continuous Interaction: Some BA continuously respond as the comments unfold in the thread.
End Thread Interactions: Some BA waits for most of the comments to be in before saying something
Rare Interactions: Some BA rarely, if ever make comments. They prefer to leave the thread space for commentors. They may, for example, they may only respond to direct questions.
Grouped or Individual Replies:
Grouped Replies: BA combines his/her replies to several commentors thus sparing followers from getting many e-mails.
Individual Replies: BA feels each comment deserves and individual comment reply.
"I have come to realise that nothing is better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live."
--'The Preacher' (Hebrew Tanakh Eccl. 3:12)
"Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)"
--Walt Whitman (poet) "Song of Myself"
"Mathematics is the only subject where, once you have proved something, it is true for ever"
--Marcus du Sautoy (Mathematician)
"In a demon-haunted world, science is a candle in the dark."
“Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them.”
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!"
--Upton Sinclair (author, 1935)
"Gedanken sind die Schatten unserer Empfindungen -- immer dunkler, leerer, einfacherer als diese “
("Thoughts are the shadows of our emotions/sensations —always darker, emptier, simpler than the latter.”)
--Friedrich Nietzsche, Die Fröhliche Wissenschaft
"I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”
--Stephen Hawking (physicist) (source)
"The kind of people we need in Washington won't go to Washington."
--Thomas Sowell (economist)
"Think twice before you think."
--ee cummings (poet)
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable."
--John F. Kennedy (US president)
"Η έναρξη της Σοφίας είναι ο καθορισμός των εκφράσεων "
(“The beginning of wisdom, is the definition of terms”)
"Notitia linguarum est prima porta sapientiae."
("Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom.")
--Roger Bacon (scientist)
"By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth."
--George Carlin (comedian)
"Ich fürchte, wir werden Gott nicht los, weil wir noch an die Grammatik glauben…"
("I am afraid we are not yet rid of God because we still have faith in grammar.")
--Friedrich Nietzsche (philosopher) "Twilight of the Idols"
"Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!"
("That is not only not right, it is not even wrong.") Wolfgang Pauli (physicist)
"When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” Humpty Dumpty (from Carroll's "Through the Looking-Glass" 1872)