A Tiny Little Issue…
Since it’s MLK day (that I didn’t remember) today is a short post, but I still need your feedback..
I’m on two sides of an argument about something and I need your opinion… It’s not life shattering, but it’s been bothering me for a few days..
The guy that I wrote about last week Monday proceeded to leave a comment. He sent me a few texts throughout the day. One when he read the post, then one when he read some backposts, then one complimenting me, then he called me at 5:32 (I leave work at 5:30). But that’s neither here nor there. When I called him back that evening, he told me that he left a comment and I came online to read it. When I saw it, I let out a major sigh because,
1. He wrote the missing book of the Bible and
2. He wrote it ALL in caps.
Now, I have no issue with the length of the comment, even though he took some liberties with some statements. But to write it all in caps got me irritated. I know it might seem minor, but I never understood why people felt like they were being screamed at until I saw his comment. Now I get it.
For lack of a better way of phrasing it, we’ll say that I’m a blogger (I use the term loosely) in this scenario. As a blogger, I feel like whether or not someone agrees with me, I can’t take away their comment just because I have the right log in information. I don’t want to have to moderate comments from afar and have people watch their mouth on my site. I ain’t got that kinda time. If someone comes online and displays something that will open up some conversation, then I’m not mad at that. However, the other side of that is somehow, I feel that if someone waltzes over here regularly, then I should kinda keep them from someone that doesn’t display proper internet (or social, as he texts in all caps too) decorum. Then again, if he doesn’t know, then how else would he learn other than to have it corrected?
The thing is that if he had commented before and his comment had not been moderated, then I wouldn’t even be having this discussion. I should just approve it and move on with my life. Not only that, but since he is the subject of the post, then maybe he should even moreso have the option of hearing his side heard.
What do you think? I read his comment and roll my eyes, but maybe he will listen more if it’s other people telling him to stop with the all caps business…
The majority vote wins… You might just wanna see it for the purpose of seeing what someone I wrote about had to say..
Peace and Love, Nick
p.s. now that I re-read this post, this is a no brainer…..