I need your advice

I’d like to say thank you for all your support.  I recognize that by putting our lives out there, people are going to comment and share their opinions. 

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Generally speaking, I welcome this because in most cases the dialog created helps to shine a light on a specific topic.  This is something that many people find useful.

I just wanted to say thank you for all the love and support.  I also wanted to apologize for anyone that has been verbally assaulted by other readers.

In the 3 years I’ve been blogging, I’ve never banned a user or censored anyone.  I’ve always felt that even the negative/ignorant/hateful comments serve a purpose.  They help to highlight what we face in terms of judgement and ridicule.

I feel like I may need to revisit this policy because I want everyone to be able to share their thoughts and opinions without fear of being attacked.

Thank you to all that show kindness and understanding. 

I know that most of you understand what I’m trying to do here and I truly appreciate that you recognize that.  🙂

I need your thoughts on dealing with the trolls.  Should I ban users that habitually do nothing but make negative comments and bring nothing positive to the table?

Understand that I’m not referring to people that simply share a different opinion.  I’m talking about the people that seem to thrive on creating drama.

I’m not a fan of censorship but I also don’t like my family or my readers being attacked. 

Thoughts?

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Alicia Cross

I guess it depends on how far the troll goes, I yet to have any on my page but I am still new. I wouldnt take it and they can go troll somewhere else. We special parents dont need extra stress from someone who doesnt matter to us. I have left a great page because I was attacked twice, just saying.

Amy Wentker Fronefield

In my opinion, if they are insulting you or your family consistently, then why have them? You do this as an outlet and way to share your experience with others who care. If they are constantly insulting, then why do they even bother to subscribe? I feel this is a positive, helpful page. They are simply using it for their own need to bully and no one meeds that, especially with how hard you and your family works. Thank you for sharing your experiences, not only do I fimd them informative and helpful in mamy of my own, but I also admire you for doing so. 🙂 keep up the great job!

Deb Moncrieff

You have enough to deal with let alone others people’s crap. You have the power to not let these people intrude so why not exercise that? Sometimes you have to teach people how you want to be treated. Game over trolls.

Pamela Smith Gaskin

If it were up to me, and it isn’t, plain and simply, they’d be gone!!! They are the type that thrive on drama because they aren’t the center of attention. If they don’t like the way that you write or better yet, in the medical profession, they have no basis to judge or give advice!!!

Clementine Kruczynski

Honestly the people you are referring to in this post are cruel and vicious for the sake of being cruel and vicious. Their personal attacks on your wife are completely invalidated and off base. They do not know you personally and are possibly the cause of the csp calls. I wouldn’t be surprised if you don’t get yet another round of reports claiming she is abusing narcotic pain medication now…so sad

Stormy Corbett McCall

Personally speaking, I wouldn’t tolerate it. It has no benefit at all. We have to teach our spectrum kids how to be socially. Sometimes that comes with consequence. It’s no different with nt people. Consequences. When people behave in this way, they are doing so with entitlement attitude. I can’t stand that. People need to be respectful toward others. That can be done while still disagreeing. It’s a problem that needs to be dealt with when it becomes abusive.

elizabethtaylor202

Coming to the party a bit late here – but I have to agree with banning the trolls and hate mongers. Yes, if they’re dead set on causing problems they’ll come back under a different name; but  the alternative is to let them continue with the attacks and possibly have folks who really deserve and need to be here to leave. Ban them!

lostandtired

AutismAdventure lostandtired AngelaMcDonough DawnWilliamsCollums Meaghan1985 Tammymcgann BrandyLewis KeelyCorinneMiller I think that I will draft a new policy that will state my stance on dealing with problematic commenter’s. I have no issues with difference of opinions or even heated debate. I do have a problem with people posting arrogant hate and personal attacks on both my family and my readers. 
Thanks for your understanding and support.

Tammymcgann

As if you don’t have enough on your plate!  Ban them!  Our lives are tough enough without constant negativity being hurled at us.  BAN BAN BAN!!!

AngelaMcDonough

You can ban the trolls but they will just come back under new names if they are hell bent on fighting with you

AutismAdventure

I would support banning the trolls. I know you aren’t talking about people with strong opinions on a topic. Passionate debate is one thing but what you are talking about is something different. I just recently have gotten more active online and have been surprised at the people out there who just want to attack!

Meaghan1985

I know what it’s like to be the target of character assassination. Regardless of what you decide, Rob, I feel for you and Lizze.

BrandyLewis

Yes its a free country and they can speak freely, but its also your blog/community and you should feel free to set the guidelines of acceptable behavior. If someone is being a troublemaker, let them make trouble elsewhere. The internet is full of trolls, they can troll elsewhere.

KeelyCorinneMiller

I say you need to do all you can to protect and support your family. Ban the trolls, as you do not want a repeat of the whole CPS revisit. They are just digging up dirt, that may be misconstrued and twisted, to fit their heinous needs. Just my opinion!

lostandtired

DawnWilliamsCollums thanks. That’s kinda how I’m feeling as well. 🙂

DawnWilliamsCollums

I say free speech is one thing, but being an a%^H&& is another and you dont have to tolerate it!!!!

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