SBCToday Commenting Guidelines
(revised, June 18, 2014)
Independently owned and operated, SBCToday exists to facilitate open discussion among Southern Baptists about topics concerning the Southern Baptist Convention. SBCT’s editors and moderators offer the following guidelines for those who wish to have posting privileges on the 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 and 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 distractive 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.
Links are accepted, but not recommend. 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. Also, no more than one link per post/per day will be allowed.
6. Just the Facts
Demonstrate a knowledge of the difference between opinion and fact. It is not recommended to state opinion as fact. SBCT 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. Send us an email
If you wish for your comment(s) to be considered for publication, then send an email to email@example.com.
Your email should include this statement (or similar):
“I have read, understood and will abide by the commenting guidelines.”
In your reply to this email, please state your denominational affiliation. Failure to do so may mean your comment will remain in moderation. Once your reply email is satisfactorily received, your moderated comments may be posted.
Again, thank you for your interest.