We love that folks are reading our blogs and visiting this site. We want to encourage comments and conversations. That being said, we also want to lay down a couple of general rules of respectful civil discourse.
- Comments should add value.If a comment is clearly spam, it will be deleted. If the same person or IP continues to make spammy comments, we will add their domain and IP address to the blacklist of our anti-spam software. Most comment spam is caught automatically, but a few slip through from time to time.
- Keywords in the “name” field that appear to be spam will be automatically edited or deleted.Handles and nicknames are fine as are real names.
- Links must be relevant. Linking to another site is fine if it adds value to the conversation. Linking to other sites that have nothing to do with the blog post will be considered as spam and will be deleted. Be considerate: don’t leave long link addresses that screw up web page designs. Put them in an HTML anchor tag with descriptive text that tells the reader where the link is going and what it is about
- Don’t leave harassing comments: Conversation and the sharing of different ideas is encouraged, but all comments need to be respectful towards our contributors and those leaving comments. If you enter comments using profanity or vulgar language, derogatory comments, or language/concepts that could be deemed offensive, they will be deleted. Don’t attack the blogger nor other commenters. Comment on the content, not the person.
- Don’t leave comments that don’t add anything or educate anyone. Things like “Cool”, “I like your article”, “You make a good point”, “I need this”, and “This is great” will most likely be deleted.
- Email addresses are required for commenting, and they are not published on the blog, nor shared, however, they may be used by the blog owner to privately contact the commenter.