Comment Policy

I hate having to spell this out, but I’ve had to delete several comments over the last couple of weeks from people who just couldn’t resist insulting other commenters, or the blog authors, or half the Flash fanbase.

From here on out, this is the official Speed Force comment policy. Ready?

1. Be polite.

That’s it. Don’t insult people. Don’t dismiss their opinions out of hand (for instance, by declaring that they only hold an opinion because they like that Flash better). If someone makes a statement with 5 supporting points, and you disagree, and your response hinges on one of those points being wrong, address it instead of just saying “My ninja just beat up your Flash, therefore your argument is invalid.” Disagreeing is fine. Just be respectful of the other person when you do it.

In short, Don’t be a jerk.

Stolen from Inspired by the Bad Astronomy Comment Policy.

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4 thoughts on “Comment Policy

  1. Kate

    But you’ll only apply this policy half-way, right? Which is why you keep insisting on mocking half the Flash fanbase by posting links to Barry-bashing articles and having guests writers whine about how important Wally is.

    It will be a cold day in hell before you censor any of the commenters who bitch and cry about Barry being alive, who bash the character, or before you have the same pro-Barry articles that you do for Wally.

    Gee, maybe that’s why your commentors are so negative lately. Your bias, it is showing.

    You might as well change the site’s name to WallyWestIsTheBestFlash.org.

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    1. Kelson Post author

      Actually, one of the main people who *ahem* inspired this policy is a die-hard Wally supporter who can’t stand Barry. After I deleted a comment and called him out for being a jerk, he proceded to complain about how I was censoring him.

      But hey, feel free to enjoy your preconceptions.

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    2. Kelson Post author

      Also, you seem to be under the mistaken impression that I go out and assign topics to guest writers (I don’t), and you conveniently ignore all the neutral and positive articles and links. Not to mention the fact that not all pro-Wally articles are necessarily anti-Barry. Even the Comics Alliance piece I linked to last week (I assume that’s what you’re referring to by linking to Barry-bashing stories) acknowledged that there wasn’t anything intrinsically bad about Barry – it argued that bringing back someone who sacrificed himself to save the universe at the expense of his protege who struggled to succeed his mentor diminished both characters. That’s a far cry from “Barry Allen sux.”

      If you only want to see glowing reviews of Barry Allen and no other speedster…tough. This isn’t a blog for tracking only the Flash you like best, any more than it’s a blog for tracking only the Flash I like best. If it were, it would be a lot easier to keep up with, because I wouldn’t have much in the way of news to report on.

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