Comment Policy

Comment Policy

I enjoy interacting with you and gladly welcome your comments. To ensure that comments enhance and not detract from the blog, I’ve created a formal comment policy.

Comment moderation

In order to maintain the integrity of the blog and its content,all comments, trackbacks, and pingbacks made to the this  blog are moderated. I work to review and approve comments as quickly as possible, but please do not resubmit your comment if it does not appear right away.

Language, Lenght and Format

This blog has a diverse audience with different sensibilities and opinions. That said, please avoid harsh language and the use of profanity.Ad homine and use of threatening language is not allowed nor will it be tolerated.Instigating arguments in a disrespectful way is also prohibited.

If an entry gets you fired up, excited, or makes you think so deeply consider publishing it as a thought on your own blog and trackback. If trackback is disabled, you are welcome to leave a comment summarizing your entry with a link to continue reading it.

Avoid copying and pasting large amounts of text into your comments. This is generally considered rude, and is often used as a way of abusing blog comments to spread pre-written propaganda. Keep comments brief and to the point. Using short quotes is, of course, acceptable. Generally speaking, if your comment is longer than the blog post on which you are commenting, it is probably too long.

Editing comments

I reserve the right to edit or delete comments as I feel necessary. Blatant spelling and grammatical errors will be edited and serious edits will be notated at the end of the comment.

If your comment conveys a coherent thought, it may just be edited; tirades will most likely be deleted. At no time will I attempt to alter the core meaning of a comment.

Comment Spamm

I take comment spam seriously and all IP addresses used for spamming will be reported to the internet blacklists, the ISPs/hosts for the offending domain will be notified, and the owner of the IP block will be notified of the problem.

While comment spam continues to proliferate, I can and will do my part to help combat it.

E-mail adresses

Please use a valid e-mail address when commenting on the blog. It will not be displayed unless you type it in the body of your comment (which I will usually edit out) and you will not be subscribed to any mailing list by leaving a comment.

If you use an invalid e-mail address or one which requires any type of human interaction to confirm I’m not a spammer, your comment will be deleted — no exceptions.

On short :


  1. Post off-topic. If you’re not sure what the topic is, you probably shouldn’t be commenting.
  2. Engage in attacks.
  3. Provide a fake e-mail address. If you don’t want to leave an address, leave it blank.
  4. Provide a URL to a non-weblog. If you don’t have a weblog or don’t want to link to it, leave it blank too.
  5. Spam. Repeated posting of identical or very similar content in a counter-productive manner is prohibited – this includes posts aggressively promoting services or products.
  6. Don’t hog the comments. It is rude to dominate all conversation by posting numerous comments, or multiple comments in a row without giving others a chance to respond.
  7. Do not use the comments to commit libel. I will immediate remove any blatant libel from the comments and likely ban the commenter.
  8. Do not publish or reproduce copyrighted material that you do not own in the comments.
  9. Don’t piss me off. This basically covers anything I did not think to specifically include. I decide on a case-by-case basis what we consider to be appropriate and what is over-the-line. Most people will be able to figure out with simple common sense what is likely to be considered inappropriate.

Violation of this policy may mean any of the following:

  • I will remove your comments.
  • I will block your attempts to comment in the future.
  • I will contact your Internet Service Provider.

Please bear in mind that all of the comments you read come from members of the public. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.You, and only you, are responsible for your words. They are yours and you get to keep them, however, by posting your comments to the blog you are granting me the right, in perpetuity, to use, alter, and/or display them however I see fit.

Once your comment is submitted, that’s it — you’re immortalized. Remember, we  comment the avatars actions, words, worlds, not the real persons, so keep it on the virtual world, not the real one.

(From time to time, this comment policy may be updated, so please make sure to check back every so often.)


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