A few of the recent posts contained some comments that were quite negative. Therefore, I thought it might be worthwhile re-posting this:
Let me start out by saying that overall, I believe this blog has the BEST members. In general, everyone has been super insightful and helpful with their comments, suggestions, and advice. Our willingness to share with each other is AMAZING!!! For example, I loved how we were all willing to report back from visits to stores this weekend with what was on sale and available. I am really grateful for everyone's help in making this blog so wonderful to be a part of. :)
My concern is as follows: I have noticed more and more comments (although they are still, thankfully, few in number) that are just negative with no value to the topic at hand. These negative comments not only distracts me from the conversation but also deters me from posting additional comments (and I can imagine it is deterring some of you from posting additional comments as well.)
Moreover, I notice that many (but certainly not all) of these negative comments are being posted under "Anonymous". I enabled the "Anonymous" posting feature because there are several members unable to log-in with a blogger account, not so a handful of visitors can anonymously attack other posters or make questionable comments. (I should also note, that the majority of "Anonymous" posters really have been and are fantastic members!)
So this is my plea for common courtesy...
- Please don't post negative (or questionable) comments. (I hate the idea of "policing" this site by deleting negative comments with no added value.) If you are upset (which is totally understandable at times), please frame your point in a clear, logical manner without getting personal.
- Please don't assume the worst in the comments. (Sometimes what we write doesn't always come across the way we intended it to.) :)
- Please don't respond to negative (or questionable) comments. Just ignore it. ;)