Wednesday, March 26, 2014

This blog has been flagged. Moderation of comments is now live

I was recently contacted by GOOGLE who are the owners of Blogger.  They advised me that my blog has been flagged for violations regarding comments made by an individual who threatened the life of another human being.

I had to delete the offending comments.

Due to this violation, I now feel obligated to moderate all comments.  I started this blog a few years ago to allow freedom of speech so as to show my sincerity that this was a place were people can voice their concerns without retribution or perceived agenda from myself.  It was never my intent to let this place become the wild west and now a certain individual has took this freedom away from all of us.  Threatening the life of another human being is unacceptable.

I must now moderate this blog.  Those who have a Google account are only allowed to comment.  Anonymous posters cannot comment anymore at this moment. 

My apologies go out to those who debated with maturity.  To the troll or trolls who took it upon themselves to destroy this blog's freedom of speech, well you may have think that you won but now you cant do harm to anyone else. Your voice will no longer be heard.


P.S.  The chat box on the right side of this page will be monitored by the viewers and community of this site.  If you find that someone is abusing. You can click the flag icon next to the offending comment.  The user will be banned from the chat box if multiple people flag that user. 

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