We tend to have a live and let live attitude towards the comments and the commenters in the community that has grown and fostered here. While there was never a grand plan for Peach Pundit, it has evolved into the kind of place where people from different backgrounds and ideologies can civilly discuss issues of the day with those they wouldn’t normally have political conversations with.
As this community has matured, it has also become mostly self-policing. MOST member of our community obey a minimum level of civility and display some general understanding of what we are trying to do here, and treat others with respect and strive to foster a higher level of discussion in a meaningful way.
Others, unfortunately, have found this as a place for constant griping, ax grinding, or to generally display a constant dissatisfaction with politics and/or their life.
While some walk a fine line with these concepts, commenter “The Last Democrat In Georgia” seems to take this to a new level. Despite repeated warnings, the negativity continues, there is entirely too much combativeness, and frankly – there is too much volume in your comments without bringing anything constructive to the table. Please rest assured that this is not my sole opinion, but that received from many of our front page contributors and others who have contacted me as well.
Please note that a front page warning to a particular member of our community is rare. I’m not sure one has occurred in the 2+ years that I’ve been editor. So congrats, you’re unique. This means that if you choose to continue posting here, it would be to your advantage to pay close attention to the instructions below:
For LDIG only:
1) If you choose to continue to comment here, your comments will be limited to 2 sentences or 50 words, whichever is shorter. We will delete anything longer.
2) If you don’t have anything positive to say, then you won’t say anything at all. You may want to reread your own comments a few times before you post to avoid violating this one.
3) Any griping about these rules will be done in your last comment here. This property is a private domain and as such you do not have rights that trump those of us who strive to foster a community of those who wish to exchange ideas without the burden of those who cannot stop themselves from detracting from the conversation and the user experience.
4) These rules are in effect until we tell you they are not. There will not be a negotiation about ending this. When we think you’re ready, we’ll tell you. Until then, it’s best you don’t bring it up.
As for everyone else:
There are a few others of you who are either overly combative in the vast majority of your comments or believe that no plans/policies will ever work because we’re all doomed and nothing is salvageable. If that’s your worldview then so be it. We’re not going to try to change your mind, but in exchange, we’re going to ask that you find another place to peddle your doom and gloom.
The rest of us here are going to continue to strive to discuss news of the day and ideas to move our State and Country forward. If you can’t be part of that, then we wish you luck in your future endeavors elsewhere.