We have had a number of complaints recently about the comments on The Newcastle United Blog, and we’d like to bring you attention to the rules we have in place when you comment on the blog.
My wife Madeline and I in sunny Newcastle a few years ago
Here is what’s already on the blog relating to the comments:
“The purpose of the comments is simply to allow Newcastle supporters around the world to express their views on the news of the day regarding Newcastle United.”
“Please respect the views of others, even when those views are completely opposite to what you think and believe.”
“And please keep the language respectable, as we are proud to have young supporters reading this blog, and finally there’s no place for religion or politics in these discussions.”
I created this blog over six years ago and it was principally for people like myself, who are now away from home base, but we can all follow Newcastle on TV and over the internet, and a blog like this wouldn’t have been possible even a short ten years ago.
Please refrain from comments on religion and politics, and be respectful of other people’s views – be civil to other readers.
The comments have been the biggest problem we’ve had on the blog, but it’s not unique to this blog although we tend to get a lot of comments, and it’s always difficult when people leave comments on the Internet.
We try to monitor bad language and the like, but there’s only so much we can do, and I’ve even been asked to close down the blog because of some of the comments – but I don’t want to do that.
Please be responsible when you leave your comments – and keep them on the news of the day about the great Newcastle United Football Club.
Thanks very much for your help on this – and let’s hope we can make a major comeback next season and shock people big time.
Dr. Ed Harrison.