Saturday, February 27, 2016
A Note About Comments on the Blog
Just a public service announcement about comments here on the blog:
I am only publishing negative comments on the blog, at this point, that have a name attached to them, or Anonymous ones that are signed at the bottom of the comment with what appears to be a legitimate name.
I put my name behind every post I write here.
You know exactly who to criticize, and where to find me. I even post my e-mail address for all the world to see on my Ask JKM posts. So I must stand behind every word I write. I take that responsibility seriously.
So if you have a negative comment about something I have written -- great, I need constructive criticism!-- I will happily post it, but I ask that you attach your name to it, in a sign of good will, and fairness. This policy helps me know and understand that you are serious and stand behind what you write too. All I ask is for the same level of responsibility I demand of myself.
I hope this policy diminishes drive-by commenters who simply hurl insults, and then disappear forever. I also believe this policy keeps the commentary at a civil, and generally respectable level.
Again, I cherish constructive feedback or differing opinions.
But I don't have any time for anonymous comments that shout at me, or say negative things, with no sense of responsibility behind them.
So if you have something negative to say about a production, or my writing, show some responsibility and attach your name to that commentary. That's all I ask.
Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.