Commenting Policy

Comments will be largely unrestricted and unmoderated, but there are a few things we don’t want to deal with because we have little time or patience for flame wars. So, for the benefit of readers, here is a preliminary list of things to avoid when commenting:

  1. Unprovoked personal attacks
  2. Attacks based on religion
  3. Race-baiting
  4. Excessive profanity
  5. All caps
  6. Nonsense
  7. Bullshit
  8. Soliciting (without prior approval)

We will edit or delete offending comments at our discretion. Keep in mind that editing and deleting comments is not indicative of our stance on any particular issue; it is simply a measure taken to douse out flame wars and encourage intelligent commentary.

Additionally, comments are solely the opinion of the commenter, and therefore do not have anything to do with the editorial policy of The Spearhead.

{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

Gunslingergregi October 11, 2009 at 17:49

There are lots of people who think they are intelligent but very few who are intelligent.

Pro-male/Anti-feminist Tech October 11, 2009 at 19:50

We should probably have something about sockpuppeting in here.

Paul October 12, 2009 at 08:40

I actually don’t know what you mean by ‘All caps’. I also don’t know what ‘sockpuppeting’ is either.

You will have to understand that words familiar in the USA might be completely unknown elsewhere.

Novaseeker October 12, 2009 at 08:44

All caps is typing in all capital letters LIKE THIS. It’s considered the textual equivalent of screaming.

Sockpuppeting refers to using an alternative identity — that is, posting under two different aliases, typically to yank someone’s chain, or simply to stir the pot. Aliases are fine, but we pick one and stick to that one.

anoukange October 16, 2009 at 13:24

sockpuppeting…hmmmm, learn something new every day. And to think, my high school education regarding computers was to carry on the Oregon Trail after I had two oxen die.

Gx1080 October 16, 2009 at 13:44

Sockpuppeting is easibly stoppable for WordPress, because it tracks IP automatically, so is a reasonable policy. Besides writing style isn’t something so easibly changeable, so it can be detected by reading. It also helps that some cases are blatantly obvious.

21Guns October 16, 2009 at 13:52

Rules 1-5 make perfect sense, but what constitues “nonsense” and “bullshit?” I only ask because I’m new here, and don’t want to inadvertently break any rules.

Welmer October 16, 2009 at 16:19

Nonsense mean “unintelligible”

Bullshit is anything that is frankly untrue.

George January 17, 2010 at 15:26

“And to think, my high school education regarding computers was to carry on the Oregon Trail after I had two oxen die.”

LMAO.

I played that game in middle school. My entire family died of snakebites one time. Good times.

Selvin February 1, 2010 at 11:56

The excuse they use to exclude/shut out men for getting desperate assistance, is that the younger men are fighting their way to the front of the line, friends this is just an excuse, if that is happening, it means those who are in charge are not doing a proper job of coordinating things, to say that the young men are pushing their way to the front of the line why they had to take such measures, are nothing but flimsy excuse for what this world is known for, shutting men out from many programs and aid packages, which is blatant sexism and discrimination against men, for I am 100 % sure that in this chaos and confusion going on in Haiti, Young, strong females are doing the very something by trying to go to the front of the lines, not men alone doing that, this is very wrong in a time when all needs help.

Epoche* February 1, 2010 at 17:20

Novaseeker October 12, 2009 at 08:44

Aliases are fine, but we pick one and stick to that one.
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you mean your real name is not Novaseeker?

by_the_sword February 1, 2010 at 17:24

You really ought to have a “Block” option that allows us to not view certain commenters.

J. Durden February 7, 2010 at 03:31

Welmer –

Might want to update this page to explain that users need to register to post comments (and why).

Zeta February 7, 2010 at 16:20

It appears comments aren’t showing up immediately, either. My latest one certainly has not. Why?

epoche* February 24, 2010 at 16:25

can we remove the login feature? we had more comments when you didnt have to login

drex March 8, 2010 at 19:13

I am English and clinically insane according to the UK Godvernment so apologies in advance if i find it hard to fit my jack in the box..

I may appear to talk total twaddle and nonsense and swear a lot, but it actually makes sense if you look at it from the perspective of a professional bad example..

Snark March 13, 2010 at 04:31

Tee hee!

crella March 13, 2010 at 04:43

Mabey you should edit or delete the whole site then

You wish…

Ivo Vos March 13, 2010 at 08:52

@Lauren :
You always have the option to leave this site

Snark March 15, 2010 at 15:04

*giggle!*

Charletsweb123 March 17, 2010 at 19:11

I am really angry tonight all the people against this bill can not read or have lost their hearing! The bill states plainly execption of UNFIT PARENTS, of course Drugs, Parent Allination, Medical Abuse, and Domestic Violence is an UNFIT PARENT so these stories they are discussing from other people, Domestic Violence , Woman’s Group, etc. their bases are covered–Duh–so what’s the deal?

Anon March 21, 2010 at 23:57

Does anyone else find the dating site ads on this blog hilarious?

Apparently, ad click revenue is worth selling out for.

Puma March 22, 2010 at 11:56

If the feminists can talk ANTI-PATRIARCHY with one side of their mouths, while trying to hold the status quo on things like ALIMONY (which is a husbandly “obligation” dating from the patriarchy) with the other side, then we can play it both ways too.

Laikastes March 24, 2010 at 08:10

Is there any way to do something about all of the bots spamming up the forum? It’s getting a bit out of control, in my opinion.

Peter April 16, 2010 at 00:37

After reading this article, does anyone else suddenly feel the need to c</bondemn, I don’t know, anything else posted on this site ,as being productive of cynicism, pessimism, irreligiousness, or frivolity?

A well made point. Perhaps we should look forward to a more optimistic future, rather than endlessly complaining about the bitterness of past experiences. The future is an “Undiscovered Country” in the mind, to paraphrase the Star Trek movies. This would fit the thesis of the original author – after all, what is left to be conquered but the future itself?

If we are to make headway as a movement, as men, then we must be more optimistic. This is not my nature, and I’m sure as many of you are newly divorced and screwed over men, not yours either. Yet, optimism is essential.

I propose a setting of difficult, but achievable goals, a manifesto of purpose against which we could measure our success. These would not only be our benchmark, but it would also be a sign of progress and thus a cause of optimism for the future.

What do you think?

Jakbop April 16, 2010 at 19:04

can we remove the login feature? we had more comments when you didnt have to login

You’ll get a lot of crap, and no order at all to emerging dialogue. Tgis kind of site needs dedicated people to drop by every so often.

I propose a setting of difficult, but achievable goals

Good pep talk., and I agree, though I can’t imagine the goal-setting of corperate management being sufficient. One simple goal might do, like common law, and the remedy.

Does anyone else find the dating site ads on this blog hilarious?

Yes, and No. I’d prefer not to see it.

If the feminists can talk ANTI-PATRIARCHY …

Feminism is an ugly word even to most woman who carry the disease. Their ideology is finished. What we are fighting is ‘western woman’, poisoned and controlled by the New World Order in an injust system.
Men are a force. That could be sated in our goals. Or better, Fathers are a force.

How about, this:
‘Fathers intend to take control of human affairs, in harmony with Natural Law’

MEANING:
All children and Fathers have each other. That includes the whole of us.
We (read Fathers) shall wrestle control from the dark forces, including:
the Insane and Usurious International Financiers.
We shall punish those who have brought injustice: judges and magistrates.
We shall punish treasonous and corrupt politicians.
Our system is Justice, in the Natural Law, the Common Law of all. We shall uphold that.
The Law is simple. Do no harm.
You already have your rights. They are god given.
We are the human government usurped; We are the army.
The King is the Father’s and acts accordingly
The Chief is the Fathers’, and acts accordingly
Call us the Patriarchs, if you like.
This is not world government, or a new world order, It is the Natural Order.
Our sons and daughters support us, need us to act now.
No other name can match us.
Nothing can stop us.
We continue to listen to wisdom.
We shall act.
We need nothing new. We have nothing new.
We are not a new revolution
We are the Fathers
We bear seed, and carry responsibility
We are Sovereign, and we are dutiful
We disdain power, rights or privileges for ourselves.
We invest power, just as we are given power, and we take back power.
We decide all things given to humans to decide.
We and our sons are the Army the protectors, the Army of the Common Folk

I hope ‘notification of replies’ exists here.

Jakbop April 16, 2010 at 19:11

I would like to add:

We recognise that industrial warfare is not warfare at all, but planned subversion.
We eschew industrial warfare, and as no threat to Us, we have no recourse to it.
We fight with hand weapons only, only armies if required.
Cunning warmongers shall be required to fight duels, or shut up and lose all honour.

epoche* April 23, 2010 at 15:22

can we have a reply button?

CM September 9, 2010 at 22:12

Lauren March 13, 2010 at 02:44
“Nonsense
Bullshit ”
Mabey you should edit or delete the whole site then

The commenting policy is actually on the site - so… it would serve as a interesting riddle to delete the site from within the policies which are on it. It would be like baron Münchhausen, who pulled himself out of the swamp by his own hair.

Some would call that bullshit indeed.

Zebert October 26, 2010 at 17:10

I truly wish that The-Spearhead has a long life. I don’t think it will.

All social movements that eventually become mainstream start with radicals who have the energy to attract the main stream. The-Spearhead is trying to take the moderate approach and encourage seasoned discussion amongst men, which only leads to analysis paralysis (continually going in circles).

If The-Spearhead doesn’t shift toward encourage action, it will eventually die only to find its work carried on by the next male-friendly website that will fall into the same trap.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions…

Norm November 12, 2010 at 19:54

Allie Schwarzer is a good example of what a feminist(cultural marxist) looks like.

Gendeau February 9, 2011 at 14:13

“Sockpuppeting refers to using an alternative identity — that is, posting under two different aliases”

oops

I didn’t know what it was either.

Definitely guilty of this one, but only to separate things I want to say from ‘ffs Lara piss off you useless tart’ comments.

(I was well aware that the blog administrator was aware that the two identities were one)

I think that it tends to get your comments hung up in the spam queue…so it isn’t very helpful in that sense

p.s.
‘ffs Lara piss off you useless tart’

King Alfred February 23, 2011 at 20:34

Is it possible to post comments on featured articles in real time? Or must all comments be moderated first and made publicly visible hours later? I am ignorant in this matter, which seems to disrupt the flow of the discussion.

Cyclotron Majesty April 9, 2011 at 15:22

There should be a way to login to The Spearhead, so that you can use quotes and italics in comments without spamming an article with nonsense in order to do so.

lily April 27, 2011 at 14:45

where are the links for false rape charges i know a on a 25 year old male that is the real victim… we need resources for them ..such a high rate of false charges never get reported. we need more help in this area..woman they take lives so lightly

Advoc8 June 5, 2011 at 22:42

You mean this site doesn’t ban people, like Sacks and sommmme “MRA’s,” do for simply arguing for the truth and documenting it??? Maybe it’s just easier for some “MRA’s” to ban truth than to debate it, and maybe look bad for allowing truth?

I can buy that anti-bull-shit!

John David Galt July 31, 2011 at 12:39

If you’re going to ban things like BS, there should be a button for reporting it.

GhostShip August 15, 2011 at 11:10

Is there a trusted commentator policy here at The Spearhead? I ask this because when I do post comments even though it’s not all that often I get a “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” but other peoples comments are posted before my comment ever gets approved.

I’ve never had a comment rejected by The Spearhead or get a bunch of dislikes so I don’t believe myself to be a problem commenter just an infrequent one. However, I have noticed that when I do post comments my comments often stay in awaiting moderation mode for a while yet some other peoples comments get posted while mine are still waiting.

I was just wondering whether if people who comment more frequently get a pass on the awaiting moderation policy?

happy one January 9, 2012 at 19:14

Getting annoyed with the moderation delay myself as the longer it takes the more concerned I am that my comments will no longer be relevant to the discussion. (Or read even as people scroll down to the last comment they remember bypassing anything that just showed up.)

–happy one

Mindful April 6, 2012 at 20:02

Hi,

It is with great interest that I am reading the articles collected here, and furthering my own understanding of myself and the world around me, it is of little surprise that so much that i have read presents a coherent and logical explanation of the growing destruction of the celebration of the masculine in modern western society, now more so than ever masculinity is seen and allowed only in the context that it further allows the self absorption of ‘women’ in themselves and their ‘sisters’, anything that threatens this is faced with emotional blackmail expanding the context of the ‘discussion’ to include any and all labels that have been socially designated as ‘mailures’, that is a failure of moral character that only men are so weak or perverse so as to express, when the only true failure of men so far is to demand the same open logical equal competition of women that they believe is being demanded of them. Anyway I know this is entirely the wrong place for this on this website, I was just looking for some kind of a place to say ‘hello’, and this seemed like the best spot. I will graciously accept any redirection and admonition to look harder if another exists, I was just struck by the desire to thank all of your for your free expression and whilst my discernment and acceptance will always remain my own, that is what we all want is it not, the freedom to think what we want and express it, without having those thoughts used in a illogical analogy to further the strategy of emotional blackmail.

Cheers,
Mindful

Mindful April 6, 2012 at 20:15

hi,

just a thought, it would be nice to have an edit function on comments coming from your IP address, or maybe I should just proof my comments before hitting post, lets go with the second one, its my responsibility to mean what I say. Case in point; when the only true failure of men so far is to demand the same open logical equal competition of women that they believe is being demanded of them, and not get it. however that is rephrased, as I do not feel it perfectly encapsulates my point, I feel that what I mean is clear, men are told that ‘this’ is the context of the discussion, ‘this’ is the excepted terminology, and then when these are changed we do not cry foul enough, I’m preaching to the converted I know, but then the problem that our politicians face is that they are essentially favour-curriers, without the good will of the majority, or the largest minority, then they no longer have power, and whilst as a system of checks and balances go, this is preferable to a totalitarian system, Stalin go stuff done, I certainly don’t agree with ‘what’ he instigated but he had no problems doing it.

talia lilla May 29, 2012 at 07:43

this interaction has been a hoot.I notic3ed how desperately the human nature clings to gender. On the otherhand I strongly remember my Male incarnations.and perhaaps fortuneately do not cling to gender .Someday we will just be Human and these differences will just go away. Perhaps sooner than we think if we go by way of the economy,

E. Negative June 16, 2012 at 15:08

I am extremely leery of censorship. And that’s what it is. Censorship.

I recently had this to say on a feminist website concerning their borderline scary censorship policy:

“This place is an echo chamber… where everyone stands around in a circle and congratulates themselves on their cruelty… and banishes anyone who doesn’t. Places like this are the birthplace of horrors…
It’s a dehumanizing place. Take Hadassahgrace…. the person directly above me. They sum up the total of men’s issues as “Mean things said on the internet”, entirely ignoring the roughly 20-1 work death ratio, forced conscription, or that fifteen year old boys can be forced to pay child support to the thirty five year old women that raped them.
Hadasshgrace can do this because they dehumanize the other. Whereas women’s issues are painted in some of the most graphic and disturbing detail possible… men’s issues are portrayed as though men are just being pouty and whiny.
Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall down a manhole and die.
His article is the sideshow here… but what fascinates me is the men and women gathered to watch the freak. How they snicker and sneer and condescend. It’s even noted on their page that they’ll endeavor to publicly humiliate people they don’t like. That don’t agree with them.
You know, like the Church of Scientology does.
So, within this echo chamber, complete with its punishment of the heretics… I have to wonder to what extent they would go.”

Of course, it never made it past their censors. The men’s rights movement must be superior in this regard and infinitely more transparent. If the Feminist movement represents seemingly cult like thought control in its most extreme… the men’s moement must be diametrically opposed by being champions of free will, honesty, and the like.

At Radfemhub they have a BIG problem with Transwomen… men who have become women. Me? I’ve got zero problem with trans men or women. Any and all are allowed into the big tent… because at the heart of it the men’s rights movement isn’t really about “men”. It’s about fair treatment for everyone. The name is almost a misnomer. Right now the pendulum has shifted so far in the extreme in favor of women that men are being actively and openly oppressed at this point.

But I refuse to join or be part of ANY movement that might morph in to a cock laden version of the abomination that is feminism today.

As such, I am extremely leery of an organization or movement that is especially prone to silencing its critics.

Just a thought.

Human-Stupidity.com October 27, 2012 at 02:27

How can I get a login to this site? I would like to vote.

Ethical November 2, 2012 at 13:22

As a helpful hint to other guests you can format your comments on The Spearhead using the following tags.

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Sciencedada November 27, 2012 at 16:36

How do you register to vote on comments?

tyciol December 4, 2012 at 10:42

6. Nonsense
7. Bullshit

These restrictions are a bit confusing, couldn’t anything be potentially labelled as this?

I don’t see the problem with so-called bullshit nonsense, because it should be easy enough (if we allow comment replies) for people to respond and point out cognitive distortions or other logical fallacies present in posts.

Going through this process is more beneficial than not allowing the posts.

Mathias April 15, 2013 at 10:44

30 year old man residing on the USSA here being threatened by Child Support as to take away my bank account and all my priviledges. Unable to pay assumed tax bill from last year, and unable to file this year as I’m unemployed with no good job prospects… Only two weeks ago I found this site, http://www.mensbusinessassociation.com/, with excellent reading materials (books) that us men can download for free. For Men only . I fear I may have come across this info too late, but I joined the site and am ingesting all the materials on that site. CS tells me that they scheduled a court date for me sometime in May but as yet I do not know the exact court date… Halfway thru reading Redemption Manual 4.5 , but the process is/seems complicated. The founder of the MBA has already stood up in court 3 times, in 3 english speaking countries, and won all 3 times. Us men must team together if we are going to put this NWO into submission, or divided we will be fall and be captured as slaves…

Linda Howard April 1, 2014 at 12:15

Oh I forgot to say I am white. My husband is black. I have learned so much from the black perspective about how poorly the black and other races other that white have been treated by the legal system through out history. I offer my apologies to the other races from a white person who can now see the truth. You do not have to print this but I felt it was relevant to my comment.

John kamencu May 8, 2014 at 21:27

very sad about the story of Monica Lewinsky,living with fear,no children no man to say hi, .After consinderstion if she wills i can give her happiness and give her a baby and live with her forever.

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