Sometime ago, I responded to a blog friend who had posted a small book review in the book forum. As you know, any friends groups comments etc show up on blog sites friends are linked to. Today, I received a comment to the ‘chat’ about the book I had with said blog friend, which as I said, was not a recent posting. It was from someone I do not know, someone who may have happened upon the book group and this quite old friendly exchange with my blog friend.
The comment from the stranger was personally offensive; perhaps it was the only way this individual knew how to communicate. Nevertheless, it was unacceptable. I made it crystal clear that I do not indulge in offensive communications with any blog contacts, suggesting to the writer that s/he should also abide by that ethic.
Perhaps I have been too tolerant, however, if there is a repeat, I will be reporting such comments as inappropriate and/or abusive.