Every so often, we need to write something to remind people of our comment policy. We have some rules that everyone needs to follow. ‘Non-negotiables’, as Mikel Arteta might say.

You can – and should – read the comment policy here.

We appreciate everyone who visits the site and we want to encourage healthy and robust conversation between readers. Football is a divisive thing – one man’s meat is another man’s poison; what might be your cup of tea is someone else’s mug of steaming piss; we get that. That’s part of what makes it so great.

But remember, we’re all Arsenal fans here. We will not allow our comment section to become a battleground, with people sniping at each other constantly. It’s ok to disagree. It’s ok to hold different opinions. Discuss them, debate them, but respect the fact that other can have a different point of view from yours.

You don’t need to convert them to your way of thinking, or dismiss them as stupid – unless it’s something that’s actually stupid like ‘Piers Morgan is a nice guy now’, or ‘wE sHOulD haVe HirED JoSE moURinhO’.

The world is a weird scary place right now, people’s moods are up and down. We get it. It’s not easy out there. Which is why it’s important we do our best to maintain this as a place where people can discuss and debate Arsenal and have a good time.

We’ve noticed things have become a bit tetchy of late, and also that we have – since football restarted – welcomed a lot of new commenters to the site. So, to ensure everyone’s on board the Arseblog News Comment Boat, we just wanted to remind you about what’s expected, what’s acceptable, and what’s not.

Don’t be the comment section Guendouzi.

As ever, we’re happy to answer questions in the comments on this post, or if you prefer you can always email the site: thearseblog at arseblog dot com.

Please stay safe and well everyone, and again thanks for being here: the Arseblog News team.

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AmericanGooner

I will try my best not to say things like, “Balls!”, “Schemdinger”, “Sp*rs”, or “Elton John”. We have enough fessler and anxiety pumped into us. Who am I to try to add to it? For real though, we are tasked with loving each other. The least we can do is show respect and love to our fellow Gooners. “Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they say or do. Both are nonsense.… Read more »

AmericanGooner

And when I typed fessler, I meant to type fear.

roof_attack

i understood perfectly what you meant. ive been full of feesler for the whole of 2020! nice quote by the way.

Whisht

One man’s fessler is another man’s fear

;¬)

Teryima Adi

Amen. Glory hallelujah. That’s the comment of the year, Bro.

Nick

Long live Phil Collins

@AAllenSport

*points to spare space on step next to Matteo Guendouzi*

Random Witness

Robert Pires. Robert Pires. Robert Pires. And did I mention, Robert Pires? No? Oh well, Robert Pires!

Comment Section Guendouzi

I love all of you equally ❤

roof_attack

modern times seem to be full of extremes : right or wrong, black or white , bad or good etc. the internet and maybe wider society does not seem to have any room for the fabled grey area , and nuance. i hope people can re-evaluate how their comments are interpreted online and maybe consider that because someone has a different view to you , they are not necessarily in the wrong.

Matt

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord And I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord Can you feel it coming in the air tonight? Oh Lord, oh Lord Well, if you told me you were drowning, I would not lend a hand I’ve seen your face before, my friend, but I don’t know if you know who I am Well, I was there and I saw what you did, I saw it with my own two eyes So you can wipe off that grin, I know where you’ve been It’s all… Read more »

Teryima Adi

😄😄😄😄😄

roof_attack

if not sussudio , then phil colins can get in the bin.

jbrusty

Sussudio is a shite song

Kentmonkey

I have no idea what’s going on here. It’s like a Land of Confusion

Oscandwarf

Don’t get me started. Strangers like me, we wait and we wonder. That’s just the way it is.

Bryan!

Every day above Sp*rs in the table is Another Day in Paradise as far as I’m concerned.

Oscandwarf

Testify.

Teryima Adi

You sure know that Blogs doesn’t like Phil Collins. 😄😄😄

LW_Arsenal

Class Blogs! Thanks for everything you do and for valuing kind and critical discourse. It would be easy to let things run rampant and have people potentially spend more time on the site, but this is more important. Thanks for always being so thoughtful of the power the platform has and using it as best for a force for good. Be well my friend

T.A.

I HATE Spurs. Is that ok?

Johnny 2 Bad

I think u r just about fine on that one!

AmericanGooner

That’s the kind of cussing Blogs will not approve of on this site. Please use Sp*rs. Think of the children.

kaius

Come on lads, we can’t fight in here…

…this is the War Room!

Red Ass

I used to be a saint — now? — I’m an Arse.

RSAGooner

Hi Blogs,

That policy link sends me to a post about Arsenal Women, which also makes some good points regarding commenting policy, perhaps throw the regular commenting policy up there too?

Or you know, people can just use the one at the top of the page…

Red Ass

Have to say, I know you probably think you understand what you thought I say, but I’m not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant, cos I’m always changing my darned mind.

Goonerink

I’m not new but my comments are under consideration, did I flag up because of excessive swearing? Or is it activity based?

Erlick Badu

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”

Yankee Gooner

I love a good quotation by Evelyn Beatrice Hall as much as the next gooner.

UdGooner

Been reading Blogs since 2002 and I have to say I do love coming here for the comments to get entertainment, good insights, not to mention revelling with other gooners when we win and being all sad and shit when we aren’t doing well (which has been happening for over a decade now lol).

Artetas Assistant

🙏🏽🙏🏽

Ray from Norfolk, Virginia

I would consider this plea more believable if it had been written by a more legitimate source, like Graham Dougan. At least he can help us make the difference between fake news like coronavirus and real news like conspiracy theories targeting the richest 0.00000001 hard working people on this beautiful circular (not spherical by the way) planet.

kenechukwu

Well said!

Teryima Adi

Make love not war; live and let live.

Whisht

yup – having your mouth open and your ears open at the same time is kinda tricky.

So…. we should all try giving our ears a run out too.

:¬)

Brand

Well said mate, except we need MORE guendouzis in the arsenal team(not comment section).. especially against the sp**rs

SeanA

Side note, how silly do the Pro-Mou crowd look now? We are having our worst season in a long time, and still have managed to not end up above Spurs but they have been an absolute shit-show since they agreed to the Amazon deal to film their season.

ScotchEggsRule

Is saying “Phil Collins” still enough to get you on the naughty list?

ScotchEggsRule

Just seen a Phil Collins comment below…..my bad! Lol