New Commenting and Disclosure Policies

Well, that was an eventful 24 hours or so.

Because of all of the comments I got on Local 127, some of them really engaging, and others… well, not so engaging… comments, I’ve now got a commenting policy.  Until now, I have let all comments go through.  They will continue to be unmoderated– that is, they’ll appear on the site instantly– but I do reserve the right to edit or delete them at my discretion if I find them to be hurtful, inflammatory, misogynistic, or just plain rude.

Basically, I want this to be a fun place for both me and for the folks who read this. I don’t want to have to dread reading my comments because they’re calling me, my readers, or Cincinnatians mean names. That’s not discourse, that’s disrespectful. Disagree with me all you want– that’s fantastic.  Be critical– also great.  Just be an adult about it.  I want this place to be a forum where people can really talk about the dining community in Cincinnati (or wherever else I travel, but Cincinnati is my focus) in a constructive way.

That said, in the top “toolbar” of the blog, you’ll see another tab: “Commenting and Disclosures”.  This contains my commenting policy and disclosures on things like product reviews, how I do my reviews, and any relationships I may have.  I couldn’t be any more transparent if I were plastic wrap.

Thank you all for being along on this blogosphere ride– it’s fun, and I love it.  I will continue to attempt to keep my finger on the pulse of Cincinnati dining– and hope you’ll come along.