Regarding comments: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

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In the last few weeks the comments section started turning into a kindergarten – which we are not interested in having on YW. We are seriously going to aggressively start cracking down. We suggest you read the following rules C-A-R-E-F-U-L-L-Y.

Many people have emailed asking why their comments aren’t posted, and what the guidelines are. Keep in mind that moderating comments is an enormously time-consuming process, and if a comment looks like it doesn’t fit the criteria, it’s immediately deleted. So here are a few tips:

1) Use common sense. We’re not going to post hateful, hurtful, vicious comments no matter how right you may think you are. We are not and will not become Lashon Hara central.

2) Opinions are okay, but demeaning torah, halacha and gedolim is not okay. We do not want the responsibility of deciding how wrong a comment is, and if it is or if it isn’t against halacha. We are not poskim and we will always err on the side of caution.

3) Please try to post in a language somewhat resembling English. Visit spellcheck.net if you need help.

4) Please do not try to promote your store, business or product in a comment. We do not do free advertising, and it won’t be posted.

5) Please try to keep your comments short and to the point. We don’t have the time to read through long essays.

6) This is the Internet and everyone sees what you write. Hameivin yavin.

7) Please refrain from posting all of your emotions. Examples: Oy Vey! Nebcah! When was this??!! I Cant Believe it! Boruch Dayan Emmes etc etc etc.

8) If there is a story posted for example of a robbery in a store, please refrain from asking “did they catch the suspects?” If they were caught, it would have been mentioned in the story.

IF THESE RULES ARE BROKEN, PLEASE DON’T EMAIL US ASKING WHY YOUR COMMENTS WERE DELETED!!

Hope that helps.

Thanks.

-Site Admin 


39 COMMENTS

  1. You do post most of my comments. I respect your not posting all of them.

    By the way, you should have a spell check icon somehow inserted near the “submit comment”. This would help for a lot of people (probably me included)

  2. SHERYL, REGARDING “GREAT SITE
    But i think the guidelines are a little to strict”, YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS NEARLY IMPOSSABLE TO RUN A SITE SUCH AS THIS ONE WITHOUT THESE GUIDELINES……AS I READ THROUGH THE DIFFRINT ARTICALES EVERYDAY AND SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE POSTING IT MAKES ME SICK. EVERYONE THINKS THAT THEY CAN SAVE THE WORLD AND THAT THEY KNOW BETTER THEN EVERYONE ELSE. SO IT IS IMPORTINT FOR THE EDITOR TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DONT LET OUR MINDS LOOSE TO SPEAK FREELY AGAINST THE KLALL LIKE SOME OTHER BLOGS ALLOW.

    THANK YOU EDITOR FOR A JOB WELL DONE. NO MATTER THE PRESSURE, PLEASE DONT GIVE IN. WE NEED THIS.

  3. Dear Yeshivaworld.

    Please keep it up with your strict rules. Don’t bend into the pressure. The reason that you are so succesful is that you have strict rules.
    WE RESPECT YOU FOR THAT!!!!!!!!!!

    You are doing the Tzibur a great FREE service.

    It does not cost anyone a penny to read the news.

    Wishing you much Hatzlocha, Mazal and Brocha.

  4. 1. If anything the guidelines should be stricter to prevent unintentional shmias lashon hara chas veshalom. 2. How exactly would a spell checker check the above? 3. Many comments are written on mobile devices on which it is difficult to write things properly

  5. I agree that the guidlines should be moderated however I feel that many times harmless humour, even with intelligence is censored. Lets not forget …
    ‘ashrei hoish sheyesh bo CHOCHMO VISIMCHA BEYACHAD’

  6. Sheryl,

    There are many other sites out there, which I am sure you would find more suitable to your preferences.

    I frequent this site BECAUSE of the guidelines. The internet is a huge arena (more like a huge cesspool)- there should be no lack of sites to suit individual preferences.

  7. I agree with Sarah.

    Eggy… YW and I have had a few sparring matches here, so yes, he does post critical quotes. BTW, the “open, liberal” sites are really guilty in this regard. Few of them allow any serious citicism of their positions.

    YW, you’re dong a great job! There are plenty of other sites where people can go if they are interested in different rules.

    Chazak V’ematz!

  8. nameless- please remember that comments are red briefly and a desicion has to be made…
    hocker – well said!!! keep up ur good work! p.s. we miss u!!!!

  9. I AGREE ONE HUNDRED PRECENT WITH THE EDITOR OF THE YESHIVA AFTER ALL IT IS NOT A PLAY GROUP IT IS A YESHIVA SITE BE MATURE OK STOP THEASE NON SENCE OK THANKS

    AH FRAELACHEN PURIM

  10. One way to self spell-check is;
    Open WORD.
    Cut and paste to WORD. ( use the right click of your mouse)
    Use spell-check, and then cut and paste back.
    PS Eating your mouse is not allowed on YW. LOL.

  11. I too thank you wholeheartedly for the loshon hara-free blog (seems like an oxymoron, putting “blog” and “lashon hara-free” together) you put out there for the frum world to enjoy. You are much appreciated!

    There’s one thing though. I don’t think “Baruch dayan emmes” is a pertinent example underscoring your rule of “Please refrain from posting all of your emotions…” While it certainly has its root in emotion, it is the correct Jewish response to news of a death; news that you, YW, have provided. There’s no need for you to nix that.

  12. I find this site addicting –
    1) The wide range of news stories and the give and take of the chevra that visits is winderful
    2) if YW posted all my comments, he would chase away at least half the people that come here (most get through).
    3) it’s a hard job keeping this up to date.
    4) YW gives us a chance to express our views.

    who ever said that criticism of YW is not published is not paying attention – he may not publish criticism written in a nasty, derogative way, but he does publish criticism.

    ok, ok time to look at more articles and postings –

    All the best,

  13. Great Site!

    Keep Up Your Great Work!

    The stricter, the better!

    How’s that as far as EMOTIONS are concerned?!

    As far as spelling goes, I’ve been typing in Word then pasting onto the blog… Guess what? I really learned how to spell a bit!

  14. Achi v’Ro’ee:
    I’m feelin’ the luv brotha!! I wholehartedly concur with all the bloggers – YW Editor, you are the best! This site is amazing! I get to communicate with so many people, even those leftists who are a little misguided (lighten up 🙂 ).

    Mishenechnas Adar Marbim B’Simcha.
    PnA

    PS, for all of us who appreciate the site, let’s try to patronize the advertisers, especially the embroidery one (I forget the name) I ordered MANY yarmulkas as gifts and love the reactions.

  15. personally
    i would like to see another rule
    and put it near the top of the list

    COMMENTS MUST BE ADDRESSED TO THE ORIGINAL STORY ONLY.
    NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO ADDRESS OTHER COMMENTS DIRECTLY.

    I realize this would eliminate most comments, and make “discussion” very difficult, which is probably not in the interests of YW, nevertheless, I personally would love to see this implemented and enforced.

    otherwise i doubt that it will be possible to prevent the comment area from becoming a fertile ground of machlokes, ill-will, exhibitions of lack of derech-eretz, letzones, and childishness.

    feivel

  16. Steinway:

    The party is scheduled as usual.

    First course: Single malt scotch
    Second course: Bourbon
    Third Course: Vodka
    Main course: Champagne
    Dessert: Dry red wine

    This will be followed by dancing, one piece of hot potato kugal per customer and a freezing cold keg of beer!

    You have a choice of a bed or the floor (although if I was you I’d choose the floor since there will be no linen on that bed!!!)

    Hope to see you – NO EXCUSES!!!

  17. The interesting thing about FEIVEL’S comment is that no one can now disagree with him … a conundrum.

    FEIVEL (sorry for breaking your rule) — The essence of a discussion board is for people to, um, discuss things — not to have multiple unrelated comments crossing blindly in the night.

    As far as your concerns about Leitzanus (guilty as charged) and lack of Derech Eretz (hopefully not guilty), it’s up to individual posters to moderate their comments and to control the instincts that can run free in an anonymous world. You are essentially suggesting that people shouldn’t talk to each other to avoid saying anything offensive. It doesn’t work in the real world (although it would make dinner table conversation interesting), and I don’t think there’s a need for it here either.

  18. YW –
    If I can dig myself out of all the snow we’ve had out here this week I just might be there…

    If I remember correctly, last time there was linen on the bed…

    Talk to ya later!

  19. charedim, looks like the rule hasnt been instituted yet so ill feel free…
    you are 100% right about a discussion forum.
    i just kind of assumed this wasnt a discussion forum, since below each story it states: “comments”, which i interpreted as one’s comments on the story.
    but of course the comments section is whatever YW chooses it to be.
    again you are right, but i was hoping this would NOT be a discussion forum any longer, since it has become meis. i dont think this is avoidable with any rules as long as it is for “discussion.
    i dont like to see meis when it comes to Yidden
    i was hoping it could be changed.
    talking to each other in person is one thing, in an anonymous forum, well you know how those dynamics brings out the behaimah in a person.
    whatever YW wants

    Gut Shabbos

    feivel