“Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.” – Izaak Walton
Ok, so this is long overdue. Presenting (Ta-da!) my blog commenting policies.
To start, there is THE blog commenting rule that just about everyone has: don’t be an asshole.
Personal attacks on me or a commenter will get your comment deleted, but respectful disagreement of ideas is a ok (and encouraged if you’re keen!)
I won’t edit comments; I don’t believe in it. They either stand as-is or I delete them entirely.
Swearing is fine. I don’t even care about really bad swearing! Racial slurs, though? Ugh! No. Never. They’ll be gone SO fast.
A valid email is required to comment and will not be shared. (Unless you’re an asshole.) I might use it myself to contact you.
If you harass me via comments, I reserve the right to publish your email address and IP address. Then I will sic the internet on you. This will suck.
Spam is gross. But! If you are a legit business and what you sell is relevant to the blog post, mention it! I think that’s so cool.
Any comment with more than two links is automatically held up for moderation. (Actually, my spam filter has been known to snag a comment with only one link sometimes.)
Any comment that is deleted gets emailed the word “deleted” automatically. If you want to know why, you can hit reply to that email. If you think it’s a mistake, let me know.
All comments within this blog are the responsibility of the you, the commenter, not me the blogger. By submitting a comment on this blog, you agree that the comment content is your own, and that you hold me and The Amber Show, (and all subsidiaries and representatives thereof) harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability. (Yikes!)
The bottom line: I like the commonly-used analogy that a blog is like the blogger’s virtual living room. You want everyone to feel comfy there, and you’re not going to let anyone come in and trash it either. So in the end, my blog, my rules. I’ll change these if I need to, but for now, that’s that.