Thank you everyone for your comments on my last post. I will do a post, probably either on Monday or Tuesday about the Christmas card swap. I will also contact those of you who expressed an interest in the Five on Friday posts. Thank you so much for your interest in these things and for wanting to join in. For me, these are the sorts of things that blogging is all about.
I did mention in my last post that I had received a comment that I found to be vile and therefore I did not publish it.
I wish to clarify that this was a very rare exception. I always publish comments, whether I agree with them or not. There is an exception to this however, in that I never publish comments that are abusive to me or anyone else or if it contains vile language. That is one of the reasons that I moderate comments. I also do not publish comments that are either purely promotional - I get a lot from fence companies for some reason! - and those that are incomprehensible.
Just because I don't agree with a comment does not mean that I will not post it. If however the comment is abusive or contains vile language I will not publish it.
The comment that I mentioned receiving was about the abuse of women from one particular section of society. I think that others also received this comment and if you did, you will know what I mean and the reasons why I did not publish it.
Also, remember that sometimes blogger does just eat comments and they disappear - it happens to us all sometimes.
Last night someone left me a comment on another post saying that they think that I did not publish their comment in essence because I did not agree with it and they thought that this was the comment that I found to be vile. This is not the case, I genuinely do not believe that I can have received this persons original comment as if it had been in the same vein as their comment last night, I would most certainly have published it and responded to it as well.
I have published this persons anonymous comment from last night and I have replied to it as well. I will however not be writing any further responses to this.
I also wish to clarify that I do not in any way glorify war. I do think with all my heart that it is imperative to remember the service of others that have gone in the past, in my family and in others families. Also to remember service men and womens families. I will continue to do this each year for the rest of my life. Apart from my post last week about my grandfather in law, I have not and do not post about my families military service, but please believe me that it has been extensive and that I understand far more than you may think or know. I don't understand everyones own individual situation and would never claim to, but I do know more than I will share here.
Hopefully this has clarified my posts about Remembrance Day and Armistice Day.
I also hope that it has clarified that the vile comment was not published because it was so offensive and so abusive that you would not want to read it and trust me, if it had appeared on your own blog, you would not have published it or would have deleted it too.
Thank you everyone.