Comments Policy

I enjoy interacting with you and gladly welcome your comments. To ensure that comments enhance and not detract from the blog, I have 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 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, Length, and Format

This blog has an internationally diverse audience with different sensibilities, experiences and opinions. That said, please avoid harsh language and the use of profanity. Insults or use of threatening language is not allowed nor will it be tolerated.

Ideally, your comment should consist of under 200 well chosen words with paragraphs as necessary; whitespace makes the content easier to read on a computer screen.

Linking To Your Site and Others

I trust you to contribute links of value and thus, please do not view this as an opportunity to promote or advertise your website in the comments. Excessive and/or inappropriate links will be removed.

Double check your links, because any link which returns an error, leads to a site under construction, or cannot be loaded by the browser will be removed.

Signatures in Comments

Adding a signature to comments is required. You are welcome to add your website’s link in the designated URL box just below your name and e-mail address and your name will automatically be hyperlinked.

If you find it necessary to use anchor text in the name box, please make sure to sign your name at the end of your comment. I really don’t feel comfortable addressing someone as “my cool anchor text” when responding to a comment.

Subscribing To Comments Via E-mail

In order to receive notification of comments left after yours, it is essential that you provide a valid and working e-mail address.

To sign up for comments, make sure to check the box next to “Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail” before submitting your comment.

E-mail Addresses

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 likely be deleted.

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. At no time will I attempt to alter the core meaning of a comment.

Final Words

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.


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

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