So I made a tough decision today and took down my post from yesterday and the comment I was asked to remove, here’s why

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve had a blog reader ask me to take down a comment he wrote on a post from last year. I had resisted doing it since other people had responded to his comment and I felt bad about deleting their comments in the process.

The person who wanted their comment removed kept asking me so I decided yesterday to do a post asking my readers about what I should do. The post blew-up and quickly become my most-commented post of 2020. Most people thought I should leave the comments up.

What I realized this morning is that fighting this would start a war with this guy who just wanted me to remove a simple comment from my blog. I don’t want that. More than anything this blog is something I truly love writing and if it’s bringing harm to someone else then I’m veering too far from my purpose.

Also, for me, I’m a big believer that most people in this world are good and are trying to do the right thing. If this blog reader really feels like having his comment up was hurting him in any way, then who am I keep it up, it’s not like the comment was critical to that particular blog post.

So with this post I’d like to apologize, first to my blog reader kamran who had to fight with me so much to get his comment taken down, and second to all my readers who commented on my post yesterday which I took down as well.

I’ve been writing this blog daily for 13 years now, in October it will be my 14-year blogging anniversary. I want to go into my 14th year of blogging feeling good about what I’m doing, and so for me, this was the right move.

As always, thanks to all of my readers around the world for reading and commenting, it’s because of all of you that I continue to write every single day, and why I plan to keep writing well into my 100’s.

Onward and upwards!

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  • Michael March 4, 2020, 9:00 am

    You are the owner of the blog, so you have every right to do as you did.

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  • kamran March 4, 2020, 9:28 am

    Thanks Morgan i am not misguided .i do not live in the fantasy of 1990 and i am not brainwashed. .1-When was the last time we Checked any technology Blogs and Deleted or Edited our Comments? When was the last time we commented on any tech blogs? 3- when Was the Last time we Updated our Old Word press Site ?4-Have you Ever checked back any tech blog during the past year and are you aware of the latest Technique they are using for their users ?5-i am glad You understood what is the Subject of dispute between me and You and you found some answers to this questions.All Tech blogs in the world give this rights to their users to Edit or Delete their comments. i am glad you posted these article and you are the one who showed the real face of domainers. The are not in Zoo community .they are not uneducated,they are not irresponsible,they are not thoughtless and not careless and all of them do not have fraudulent behaviors .

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    • Tom March 4, 2020, 9:38 am

      Yaaaawn! Codinghost.com is still worth zero

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    • Morgan March 4, 2020, 9:46 am

      Thanks for reading and commenting Kamran – here’s to a great year ahead!

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      • Bling March 4, 2020, 2:45 pm

        It’s good on your part, that comment was not worth extending the post in to different post. You are much better person than that.

        Good part on your end.

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    • Marvin March 4, 2020, 12:30 pm

      Omg Kamran,…you shouldn’t be posting on this blog or any blog if y going to be such a little B all the time about your posts. Seriously man.

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    • Nic Adkins March 7, 2020, 8:06 am

      You really need to get laid bro that is your problem

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      • Morgan March 7, 2020, 8:12 am

        Haha 🤣

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  • Bob Hawkes March 4, 2020, 9:30 am

    Agree with Michael – it is your blog and you fully have the right to decide. I also think that you did the right thing by taking it down.

    By the way, I agree 100% with this: “I’m a big believer that most people in this world are good and are trying to do the right thing.”

    Thanks for your great blog, and congratulations on almost 14 years of blogging!

    Bob

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  • Mike March 4, 2020, 9:34 am

    You did the right thing, if someone says something they don’t feel comfortable with anymore, they should be able to retract it, although I would tell the OP maybe don’t post in forums until you properly digest what you are saying.

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  • Bruce Diller verstandig March 4, 2020, 9:35 am

    Morgan
    You are a true ‘menche’ (fine person). You took the high road. May the world repay you with only positive karma.

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    • Morgan March 4, 2020, 9:42 am

      Thanks Bruce, I appreciate the kind words.

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  • Mark Thorpe March 4, 2020, 10:02 am

    You did the right thing IMO.

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  • MapleDots March 4, 2020, 10:03 am

    Too much wrong in the world to fight over little things. I think Morgan made the correct decision and his words above were well chosen.

    @kamran
    Nothing more needs to be said, just let things be and accept the peace offering Morgan has given you. The more you say, or do, in topic will just open up a can of worms again. Someone else will post the domains etc etc.

    In this case SILENCE IS GOLDEN.

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  • Cate Colgan March 4, 2020, 1:38 pm

    Awesome! You did the right thing Morgan! Now
    March 4th 😉🤗

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  • Nuno March 4, 2020, 3:16 pm

    Hello Morgan

    Great decision

    RPGD for all 🙂

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  • Rick Schwartz March 5, 2020, 3:31 am

    Sad!
    But this guys is still a MORON that I would NEVER consider doing business with.

    What a waste oof everyones time to comment!

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    • George In Miami March 5, 2020, 7:23 am

      Rick Schwartz, Looks like you and I are from another galaxy.
      Allowing an individual to insult all of us is pathetic.
      I hope I’m wrong, but Morgan Linton just opened a can of worms.

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