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Friday, December 11th, 2015

Hi Everyone!

We love this community, and are so glad to have each and every one of you here. But lately, we’ve noticed some alarming trends in comments. Rather than just not approve the comments without an explanation, we thought we’d do a quick explanation of a few things.

First of all, many of you are worried about being “impersonated” on the blog. We have taken steps to make sure this stops, or at least happens less frequently. Because of this, we can now see when you are posting as different people. Please keep this in mind when you are posting, as we can also see when you are having conversations between your usernames. If we don’t know which username is telling the truth, we can’t approve your comments. Because it causes confusion, we will no longer allow you to post under multiple usernames (and we’ve updated the Posting Guidelines to say this).

Second, we have noticed a lot of unkind comments on the blog. This is not a place of negativity, and if you post something that Whit or Connie wouldn’t say, we cannot let those comments through. We cannot approve comments that are unkind or inappropriate. Please remember what it says in Luke 6:31: “do to others as you would have them do to you.”

We try hard to make this a safe place. Any comment that has identifying information beyond your state will not be allowed to post.

Lastly, please be patient and kind to your moderators. Moderating is not our full-time job, but we do it because we love this community and want to help. If a post is taking a long time to come through, but meets all the guidelines, it’s probably because we are working hard to bring you new Adventures in Odyssey episodes! All comments will be moderated as soon as we have time.

Thanks for being a part of this community – we love reading all of your comments, and we regularly pray for you. Have a great day!

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

To our wonderful Adventures in Odyssey fans and commenters,

Thank you for spending time with us at the Adventures in Odyssey Podcast and Blog! We appreciate your time and your devotion to the blog and to Adventures in Odyssey.

From time to time, we like to remind our posters to check out the Posting Guidelines page. Lately, some of our posters have been wondering about how we moderate the blog. Here is some more information that may be helpful as you post…

The main purpose of this blog is for fans to give their thoughts on the podcast and on Adventures in Odyssey. We don’t mind some off-topic comments (such as talking about pets, hobbits, or prayer requests), but we do want to keep the discussion primarily about Adventures in Odyssey.

Since this is a commenting page and not a message board, some posts don’t really have a place here. These include:

1. Lengthy fictional stories. Though we are sure that they are creative, it’s hard to read stories this long on the blog and there are better places online to post them.

2. Reviews of movies. Some of our posters and their parents would rather decide for themselves which movies to watch. Most comments mentioning movies are fine, but detailed reviews are not.

3. Clubs. Since we don’t have a way to send messages to those who post, any kind of a club would be hard to maintain on the blog.

Thank you again for posting and for being loyal to Adventures in Odyssey!

The Blog Moderation Team


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