This blog uses the WordPress platform. In order to leave a comment, you have to enter your email address and your name (which can of course be a pseudonym). WordPress also tracks your IP address, but I don’t. What would I do with all that gobbly-de-gook, anyway?
I am the sole administrator of Liberty for Captives. I am not super tech-savvy, but I do my best to keep things confidential and to help my readers and commentators do the same. I respect your privacy and will never email you on the email address you register your comment with. That would just be creepy. I keep all my dialogue with readers to the public comments section, unless you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you email me privately, I respond privately. If you comment publicly, I respond publicly.
The only time I would have to share your email or IP address is if for some reason you leave a comment that would require me to contact the appropriate authorities. But if you refrain from bomb threats, threats in general, or suicide notes, you’ll never force me to do this.
Let’s keep the dialogue open and use good common sense and web etiquette and hopefully this will never be an issue. Thanks!
– Stephen Smith, 1/12/14