A few months ago I had a troll on my blog.
Some of you may know this, as it was pretty apparent in the comments…who the troll was, what my reaction to it was…
I want my blog to be a place where everyone’s opinion matters. I want to hear all sides of an issue. I want people to make me think about something in a way I never thought of before. I might disagree, or even offer a counterpoint, but I truly respect every single opinion ever given. Yesterday I delved into the controversial topic of pronoun use. I understand people that say it’s a silly idea, I understand those who think it makes certain people feel better, and I understand those who think it’s just a tool of people with an agenda. I want to talk about these ideas and things that matter. And frankly, sometimes I want to talk about a TV show that jumped the shark. But I want to hear what everyone thinks.
Along with trying to be open minded, I also have some other core belief’s.
I believe that there is no such thing as a “better” gender. I think no matter what you consider yourself, we are all equal.
I believe that each and every religion has value. I do not think one religion is better than another. I also think that agnostics and atheists are also of equal value. What you do or don’t believe doesn’t matter to me.
I believe that all races are the same. We are all humans. If Martians decide to come down, I will make a further determination at that point.
I believe that sexual orientation doesn’t matter except between the two (or three)people behind the bedroom door. Whatever But I don’t like PDA, no matter who is involved, so keep it closed up.
Nationality doesn’t matter to me. Again- every nationality is equal in my eyes. I want to try your food, learn your culture, and broaden my horizons. Everyone has value.
What don’t I like?
You know else I really don’t like?
When someone stretches the topic of my blog just so they can put in their off colored opinion on a topic.
I love tangents: some of the best thoughts come when a few people get involved in a conversation and we just shoot ideas back and forth. That is creativity at it’s best- people working towards a common goal…
However, If my blog is about A, and someone says something where the intent is to only be provocative….and not provocative in the good way….
Here’s something else I don’t like: if a joke needs to end with the teller saying “It’s a joke” guess what? It’s not a joke. It’s just stupid. Or insensitive. Or trying to show that you are funny when you aren’t.
So there you go.
I rarely get true trolls on my blog, but I if and when I do, I will react accordingly. Sometimes people are just stupid. Sometimes they are just mean. I can tolerate stupid. I won’t tolerate mean…