Keeping Online Conversations Clean

July 29, 2009 by

Many of your churches have Facebook fan pages, Twitter feeds, Internet campuses, live chat abilities, Internet-capable computers on-site and a thousand other whizz bangs and gadgets.

With all of these things, it’s easy for four-letter words, malicious statements and heresy from evildoers and hooligans to crowd your church’s online space. So how do you keep these folks out? Content filters? Volunteer moderators? Weekly exorcism services to remove the demons in the Internet?

Media Salt has you covered with three solid tips:

  • Moderate discussion, but rarely intervene.
  • Have blocking controls in place.
  • Trust your audience.

Make sure to read their entire piece to get all the nitty-gritty details.

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Joshua Cody

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4 Responses to “Keeping Online Conversations Clean”

  • Ted
    July 29, 2009

    Leaving comments ‘open and available’ is like running a sewer pipe through your living room.
    Turn off comments, the foul-mouthed punks stay away.

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  • Jim
    July 29, 2009

    the art of moderation is one learned with time

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  • mickey keith
    August 3, 2009

    Dear friends,
    With all respect and compassion, I ask you to reconsider the name of your blog/ministry. The use of the word ‘sucks’ is a direct reference to sodomy. As you share concepts on keeping online conversations clean, please consider where the verbage in your own title originated. I share this not to be confrontational.
    May God bless your efforts for Him.

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  • I like the idea of “Weekly exorcism services to remove the demons in the Internet?” lol. By the way, keep the name in the ministry. It is easy to offend people who want to find something wrong with everything.

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