Overall, I really haven't had a problem with people commenting on this blog with rude comments. To those who find this blog, don't like it, and move on, thank you. There are, however, a select few who feel the need to comment. A couple of days ago, I had my first commentator who was really rude--rude to everyone from Gary Ezzo to me to other readers. Now, really, one person like this in over two years is not bad at all. Even so, this isn't something I want to have to deal with in the future.
Friends who read the comments and my responses have given me some ideas for dealing with people like this in the future. I have come to this conclusion. My debate policy. Here it is.
I am not a afraid of debating. In fact, I quite enjoy it. I studied it in college and growing up learned from the master, my father. I am also quite good at it.
However, the point of this blog is not for debating. It is for helping people. I would rather not spend my time debating with people. I have lots and lots and LOTS of more important things to do. If I want a good recreational debate, I will visit my parents, sit down with my dad, and talk politics.
My thoughts and feelings on Babywise are quite obvious and quite apparent. There are thousands of pages worth of posts on this blog to tell you how I feel and why I love it.
From now on, any comment posted that is rude or looking for a debate will be deleted (by me) immediately. I am fine with sincere questions (but please do not patronize). Anything seeking trouble will be deleted immediately without question and without response.
If you really, reeeaaallly want to debate with me, you can look under the blog label "myths," read what I have to say, and then talk to the open air in rebuttal. You can even write it down. Have a pretend debate with me. Go nuts. But do not try to antagonize me or my readers. I am afraid it will not work.