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.