We moderate comments on The Psalms Project, and this page outlines our comment policy.
Purpose of Comments #
Proverbs 18:17 says, “He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.”
We welcome healthy discourse, and invite the voicing of different or opposing views, but we ask that it be done respectfully, with meekness and fear (1 Peter 3:15). This includes both views differing from post authors and from those of other commenters.
The golden rule should be followed: say unto others as you would have them say unto you.
Keep in mind that it is often difficult to convey emotions and tone through text, so please take care how you express yourself, and when reading others’ comments assume the best rather than jumping to conclusions.
Comment Removal #
We reserve the right to reject or remove comments for any purpose, at our sole discretion. This is our site, and you are our guest. By enabling comments, we allow our guests to author their own content on the site, and with great power comes great responsibility. If your comments do not reflect a Christ-like attitude and show respect to us as your host and to others as our guests, then you should not expect them to be published. This is true regardless of whether we agree or disagree with any statements that you have made.
In the interest of keeping the comments section substantive, we may decline to publish comments that merely say “thank you” or “amen”, etc., even if in more words (although the encouragement offered is still appreciated).
Unacceptable Comments #
Things that will guarantee that your comment is not published:
- Profanity, or unnecessarily harsh language.
- Name-calling, or otherwise being disrespectful to authors or other commenters.
- Spam, or a comment that appears to be written primarily to post a link or advertise.
- Copyrighted material not licensed for distribution on the site.
- Impersonating another user.
- Affiliate links.
Editing Comments #
We may also choose to modify comments for brevity or decency, by redacting portions. Modified comments will include an editor’s note explaining nature of and reason for the edits.
We may also choose to include an editor’s note in some comments to clarify statements made.
When is a Comment Published? #
Comments from users who have not previously left a comment are always held for moderation before being published. After at least one comment from a user has been approved, their comments may be published automatically, but will always be subject to review, and will be removed if deemed necessary.
We employ a spam blocker that will prevent comments that appear to be spam from being submitted.
Reporting Abuse #
If you find a comment that you think doesn’t respect this policy and ought to be removed, you can bring it to our attention using our contact form. Please include a link to the comment and an explanation of why you think it should be removed. Thank you!