Hey folks, a little bit of housekeeping regarding commenting here on Arseblog News.
The first thing I’ll says is that we absolutely welcome people’s comments and opinions on this site. It’s an important – and very often entertaining – part of this community. We want people to be able to express themselves, and for people to discuss and debate with them.
Whether it’s talking about a match, a player, the owner, the opposition, a player rating you don’t agree with, or anything else, your view is something we welcome.
If you haven’t already read, or are not familiar with our comment policy – please check it out now, and please adhere to it.
For the sake of making things really clear though, there are some things you definitely should not do.
- Do not be racist
- Do not be sexist
- Do not be misogynistic
- Do not be homophobic
- Do not use the word ‘yid’ in any context
- Do not discriminate based on anyone’s religion or sexuality
- Do not make personal attacks on other commenters or authors on the site
Remember, this is a website for all Arsenal fans, wherever they come from, whatever they look like, whoever their God is or isn’t, and we will ensure that it remains that way. If your comments fall foul of our comment policy, we’ll put you in moderation. If they continue in that vein, we will not allow you to comment.
As a side issue: I am aware that some of you who don’t do anything to contravene the rules can get caught in the moderation queue. It’s hard to explain why that happens, but we try and release comments as quickly as we can and we apologise for the inconvenience. If you find that happening, please email us and we can look into it for you to try and find a solution.
Most of all though – and this is the golden rule – just don’t be an asshole. Don’t call people names because you disagree with their point of view. You can ignore them, give them the thumbs down, or debate with them, but try and interact with each other like you’re speaking face to face, rather than via the relative anonymity of the Internet. Speak to other people like you’d like to be spoken to yourself. We’re bombarded with assholes every day of the week via the news, let’s make this an asshole free zone as much as possible.
The world out there is crazy enough right now, and we all need somewhere to go to take our minds off all that awfulness. We’re determined to keep Arseblog News that kind of place. We’ve noticed a little rise in low-level nastiness on certain stories and we want to nip that in the bud as quickly as possible.
Finally, we need you guys to help out if and when somebody crosses the line. We can’t monitor all the comments all the time, so if you see somebody whose comment is one of the DO NOTS, please just let us know and we’ll take a look. We’ve added some functionality, a little flag icon which allows you to report comments which are contrary to our comment policy.
We do appreciate all your comments, the new season has begun well, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.