Comment Guidelines

SBC Today Commenting Guidelines
(revised, February 9, 2015)

As a ministry of Connect 316, SBC Today exists to facilitate open discussion among Southern Baptists about topics concerning the Southern Baptist Convention. SBC Today's Editor/moderator offers the following guidelines for those who wish to post to our blog.

Note that *all* comments are initially moderated and must be approved.

1. Obey the Golden Rule.

2. We use our names along with accurate email addresses. Please use yours.
Unless we know you personally, please do not use pseudonyms, initials or partial names as such may imply that you have reasons for preferring anonymity. If you have such a need, please email us to discuss the matter. Please also provide an accurate email address.

3. Stay on topic.
Ranging widely from the main blog post or subsequent commentary is not recommended. Intentionally distracting comments will be moderated.

4. Don’t Take/Make It Personal.
Personal attacks will not be tolerated. Immediate revocation of posting privileges will occur. Because lighthearted ribbing is too easily misinterpreted, please minimize such commentary.

5. Links
Links are accepted, but not recommended. Please refrain from posting multiple links.  SBC Today does not endorse any links that are found within the comment sections.

6. Just the Facts
Demonstrate a knowledge of the difference between opinion and fact. It is not recommended to state opinion as fact. SBC Today staff hopes you continue to participate in the discussions and do so in a way that reflects our Savior's love and also magnifies Him.

7. Length/Amount
Comments should not be longer than the post being commented about! Please limit the length of your comment to less than 500 words. This does not mean that you can then post consecutive 500 word comments in a string.  Please do not post an inappropriate amount of consecutive comments.  If you are found to be doing this you will be banned.

8. Banishment
If you are found to be breaking the rules you will be banned from posting for an amount of timed deemed appropriate by the moderator.  If you break the rules a second time you will be banned.  If you are found to be a habitual offender you will be blocked from the site.


Enforcement and interpretation of all rules, regulations, and punishment is under the discretion of the moderator of SBC Today.


Thank you for your interest in SBC Today,

Jonathan Carter
Editor, SBC Today