Wednesday, August 11, 2010

On Civil Discourse: A benefit to comment moderation

One thing I noticed as I looked through the dozens of comments to the post on the "sentencing" of the Baha'i leaders in Iran that appeared in The Huffington Post, was that comments on that site are moderated. Meaning --  vitriolic drivel is not permitted to get through. The net result is discourse that is reasonably civil. For Baha'is that means, since we are called to a high standard, that our clarifications and corrections, as in the case of the comments by Wendy1844 to this post, have a good chance of being heard.
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