I’ve noticed I’ve gotten a couple comments in my comment queue that look like ordinary comment posts, at first glance, but which on closer inspection appeared to be spam. So I thought it might be prudent to lay down a comment posting and spam policy for the site.
Here’s the deal: I like and encourage comments. I even don’t mind negative comments directed against myself (though I will not tolerate such directed at other visitors to my site) or that disagree with me. Ideally, I’d like to be able to interact with my readers, here.
However, if your comment contains no meaningful content related to the post or page to which it is attached, or which advances the discussion, and I notice some bizarre links in your comment – and especially if the the Spam Filter catches your comment – I will be ruthless. That means, more than likely, I will outright delete your comment. In rare cases when I am uncertain, I may approve your comment or leave your comment up, but delete the links. So, if you find your comment altered or if it does not appear at all, or is later deleted, and you believe this was done in error, contact me and I’ll try to correct it. To do this, submit a comment on this page with a description of your issue. Periodically I’ll check the comments here (and delete them once the issues have been resolved).
Finally, one more rule. No profanity. I want to keep this site relatively “family-friendly”, and to do this, I want to keep the language clean. Besides, I don’t feel it’s really possible to have a meaningful discourse if it’s also profanity-laced. If in doubt about the language, use your best judgment, and answer this question: Would I want you to use that language around my baby? Simple.
Other than that, please, comment away! I have a certain “Freedom of Speech” idealism (within the limits detailed above) that I feel makes it important to be as encouraging of your comments as possible.
Thanks for reading!