Unlike many of the cool kids running blogs today, I still have comments turned on. These are the rules I use:
The basics. I like on-topic, intelligent comments. I hate spam. For those who don’t like to read, my rules can largely be summarized with Fidonet’s rules:
- Don’t be excessively annoying.
- Don’t be easily annoyed.
Be courteous. My blog is like a party and you’re a guest. If you wouldn’t say something in person at my party, you probably shouldn’t put it in a comment. Don’t be rude. Keep your comments polite and on topic. Don’t YELL. Don’t call names or insult anyone. Try not to curse. Keep it legal.
Spam. Don’t spam me.
If your name or author link is a business, I’ll probably delete your comment. Be a person at my party, not a company. 1That is, unless, being a business is relevant to the post.
Editing. I reserve the right to edit your comment. If you don’t like the editing, contact me.
Profanity. If you use profanity, I might cnsr or delete your comment.
Quotes. If your comment quotes too much, I might edit the amount quoted. If the material you want to quote is lengthy, provide a link.
Spelling and grammar. If your comment is a complete mess, I’ll probably delete it.
Fair play. I won’t delete your comment just because you disagree with me, argue powerfully, and make me look stupid.
- 1That is, unless, being a business is relevant to the post.