Comments on Comments
We here at FITS get a lot of comments - and that's a good thing.
Your opinions, ideas, diatribes, insults, input, criticisms and all that other mother jazz is precisely why we're here, and the second a blog starts infringing on your right to speak your piece, well, that's the second that blog quits belonging to you.
This is precisely why FITS maintains a very liberal comment moderation standard, allowing people to post anonymously and publishing pretty much everything that gets submitted. In fact, in the entire history of this blog, we've only rejected two comments out of the hundreds we've received - and both were instances in which someone's identity was deliberately hijacked. Nor do we bother tracking down IP addresses or trying to figure out who people are - it's just none of our business, to be perfectly honest.
We're not changing our policies either, because we figure if you are a real person with a real thought who can type it into a computer, then you deserve to be heard (even if your name is Will Folks).
Having said all of that, things can (and do) get pretty personal on the comment pages sometimes, and people's feelings can (and do) get hurt - which ain't cool.
We're here primarily to make you laugh, and every once in awhile to make you think. It's entertainment, people. What we're not here to do is make you cry, though, and we don't think you should be here trying to make other people cry, either. And while we can't (and won't) stop anonymous commenters from posting whatever the heck they want to say about other people, remember when you're typing that those other people do have feelings (well, most of them anyway) and that while you may not have to put your name on what you write today, St. Peter's gonna ask you about it someday.
"I think it's about forgiveness," Don Henley once sang, and we at FITS think all of us could probably stand to have a little bit more of it in our lives.
Alright, we're stepping off the soapbox now. You may resume the bloodletting if you want, like we said, we're not gonna stop ya.