Thursday, March 13, 2008

What to do with comments that link to upsetting blogs?

I just received a comment from a blogger that has a site that I find offensive -- mostly because of its hateful language toward a certain group of people. I deleted it but I sort of wonder if that will tick him off and make matters worse.

What do others do in this case? Delete it? Let it go?

Thanks...


This Post was written by Tracy from Rah Cha Chow

10 comments:

DawnsRecipes said...

It would depend on whether the comment is worth keeping. If I thought the comment was valid, but didn't agree with the link, I'd just remove the link.

Ellie @ Kitchen Wench said...

Do you by any chance have a self-hosted wordpress blog? If so, there's a super nifty plugin called Delink Comment Author (http://alexking.org/projects/wordpress/readme?project=delink-comment-author) which I use to remove the linked URL that a commenter has left if I have an issue with the content on their site.

If the above isn't an option for you, I'd either manually remove the link or delete the comment altogether, but that's just my two cents.

Jeanne said...

I have on occasion had comments from people and when I've checked their site, the content has been seriously objectionable. In such cases, even if the comment is not offensive in itself, I will generally delete the comment as I have no desire to provide any sort of platform for the lunatic fringe. If the commenter queries this I am happy to explain why but I will not have my blog used as a soapbox!! Except by me ;-)

Tracy said...

Thanks all for the recommendations.

I don't know how to remove the link in blogger, so I just posted the comment from me, but put the comments in quotes and explained why I was doing so.

I think next time I'll just use Jeanne's method.

Luckily, he/she hasn't returned.

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