Comments on this blog

~ just saw an interesting question that came in as a comment on one of my posts recently. There’s been a bit of a backlog of comments awaiting moderation due to a busy schedule. A certain m.f.aurelius (whom I suspect is a mister) asked:

I’m wondering if it’s your policy to censor and edit comments, as you’ve done in the comments in response to this article? Is there any point to allowing comments on a blog if you edit them so as to alter their meaning?

It seems like a good time to explain my approach to this matter:

1: Please refer to the rules of engagement for this blog. If you don’t like them please feel free to go read & engage with other blogs.

2: I do not edit the content of comments, they are either approved and published or not published based on the principles outlined the rules of engagement. There is no compulsion for me to approve every comment posted.

3: Comments that disagree with posts have often been approved & published. Comments that include a combination of scatological, sexist and racist statements are generally deleted.

Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.