WNU Editor: Here is an edited version of a comment that I posted about an hour ago ....
I am always careful on what I post .... but I never worry about what I post. The reason why is simple. I have no interest in stirring up people's emotions .... I post what I find interesting in the news, I treat the news and people's opinions with respect and consideration .... and when I disagree with what I am reading .... I also make that very clear .... and I do so in a very professional matter. As long time readers of this blog .... I have never used foul language nor have I ever insulted any of my readers when I am in disagreement with him or her .... that is just not my character. I am also always open on what are my sources of information as well as respecting copyright laws. That is why I never worry about WNU's content .... I follow "the rules". The problem is the comments thread. Since the U.S. election the web traffic for WNU has tripled, as well as the comments thread. Before it was easy to read all the comments .... now .... it is getting harder .... and this traffic is increasing every week.
I can live with readers of this blog arguing amongst themselves .... but in the past few days I have noticed some readers using names from VIPs to post comments .... which is something I have never seen before. I have had VIPs post comments before .... but I always knew that it was them because it is easy to confirm who they are if they are open about their identity on Google (which all of them are).
Should I change my policy on who and what people can post .... for me that is a tough one. In all the years that I have been doing this blog .... I have only deleted 4 - 6 comments .... and that was because they were incredibly vulgar and filled with hate. I grew up in a world where censorship was the rule .... and I hated it. But we do live in a different world .... and I guess I must change.
So my minds made up .... from now on if someone uses a VIP's name falsely in the comments thread .... it will be deleted.