Comment Guidelines

SBCToday Commenting Guidelines
(revised, September 3, 2014)

As a ministry of Connect316, 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. The reason is that all comments containing a link -- even from previously approved commenters -- will be moderated until the validity and relevance of the link can be examined for its propriety. This could take a considerable amount of time and keep the comment in extended moderation. So, if commenters prefer immediacy, then links should be avoided.

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.


Thank you for your interest in SBC Today,

Jonathan Carter
Editor, SBC Today