Monday, 29 August 2016

A Note on Comments

Having completed the distasteful task of deleting racist comments from the blog this morning I feel that it is necessary to reiterate the house rules as far as comments are concerned. I make it a policy that anybody can comment on this blog (or the associated Twitter and Facebook pages), but there is an expectation of civility in accordance with the following:

  1. The clue is in the name, this is a forum for the discussion of 'medieval Anglo-Jewry', and I don't want it to degenerate into a space to attack Jews or promote Zionism (or anything in between).
  2. Linking in with that, I'm not interested in seeing well trodden debates regards the Israel-Palestine conflict regurgitated here - I have strong opinions on this subject but, with the exception of friends who read the blog, none of you will ever know those views and I'd appreciate it if you could keep yourself.
  3. The use of any kind of racist, defamatory or derogatory language (basically if you can include the suffix 'anti-' - e.g. anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim, anti-English etc.) will see the comment removed.
Other than that you're pretty much welcome to say whatever you want (within reason), but this blog will not become a medium through which one group can attack another.

Also, to the person who says I can't specialise in women's history because I'm not a woman I say that I'm not medieval or Jewish either but I shall continue to specialise in those areas as well.

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