Comment Policy

I encourage comments on my blog, and hope you will join the discussions. I do not moderate, but I do reserve the right to do so. It's my blog after all.

In general, I will announce beforehand temporary changes in this policy.

Older posts (14 days) are moderated as they tend to only attract spam comments.

I will never edit the contents of a comment. Feel free to go off topic, misspell words, or employ one of a million logical fallacies. I enjoy pointing out when people are wrong - I'll be direct about it too. :)

I do not necessarily respond to every comment, it does not mean that I'm ignoring you. That said, comments on this blog will only be responded to in direct response to the blog comment. I will not respond privately via email or other communication method to a blog comment. If you want to converse with me via email, then email me.

I reserve the right to change this comment policy. I also have the right to block access to any one or group from commenting or from the entire blog. Again, it's my blog after all. To date, I have blocked no one from commenting.

Comment Form Guidelines: Anonymous comments are fine.

Comments using keywords, spam or splog-like URLs, or suspicious information in the comment form will be deleted without explanation.

I will delete comments with a reason (posted via a comment), in the following situations, if the comment:
  1. Infringes on the rights of any third party, including intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights.
  2. Is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, libellous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity.
  3. Is posted while impersonating another person or using the credentials of someone else.
I'd like to suggest we maintain a basic level of civility; disagreements are fine - that said, I have a very loose definition of what constitutes "civil". Also, I'm not a lawyer - I'm making the decision whether or not something is unlawful, hateful, or libellous.

What To Do If Your Comment Does Not Appear: If you leave a comment on this blog and it does not appear in a reasonable time period, or I have deleted your comment and you believe that it does not violate this Comment Policy, email me.

Trackbacks Are Comments: All trackbacks will be treated with this Comment Policy.

Hold Harmless: All comments within this blog are the responsibility of the commenter, not the blog owner, administrator, contributor, editor, or author. By submitting a comment on this blog, you agree that the comment content is your own, and to hold this site, The Progressive Right, from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability.