About Commenting: We appreciate our readers so much and are so grateful to people who take the time to comment. Our main goal is to keep discussions civil and friendly.
We regularly moderate commenters that make consistently negative, rude, exceptionally long and/or attacking comments. If you don’t want to be moderated, be nice and to the point.
Many keywords and blocks of IPs are moderated. Sometimes entire stories are moderated. If you get put into moderation, it may be random.
We regularly delete comments that are negative, rude, very long and/or attacking. We do this in order to keep discussions civil.
This may seem arbitrary to you, and it can be – we no longer have a comment moderator and all the writers work together to monitor comments. We work hard and fast and sometimes things can get deleted that shouldn’t be. Don’t take it personally, just try to be more civil the next time. If you would like to continue to comment without being moderated just be respectful and to the point. This is not a free-for-all and if it was you probably wouldn’t enjoy it as much.
Comment Policy: In order to maintain a friendly and safe community we have certain rules and guidelines to follow when you comment. Please read the following before making a comment, and always strive to comment as if you are having a real conversation in person.
By commenting you agree to the following:
That you will strive keep the discussion as civil and friendly as possible and to respect others as if you are having a conversation in person.
That you will not make comments that are exceptionally rude, attacking, or baiting to other commenters.
That you will not go after people with personal attacks for not agreeing with you. You will try to address their points calmly and not resort to name-calling. That you will not respond to name-calling by lowering yourself to that person’s level and calling them names back. Instead of firing back a heated response, you will report comments that you feel are harassing or mean.
That you will not post pornographic, obscene, defamatory, abusive, racist or bigoted comments.
That you will not post spam or commercial comments at all. This includes promoting your blog, although links relating to the information discussed can be posted.
That you will not post large blocks of text from other sources. You may post brief excerpts with links, but please not more than one paragraph.
That you will use only one name on the site and not register under more than one alias. This is a bannable offense, and is easily found out.
That you are solely responsible for your own comments. If you violate the law or are guilty of defamation you may be held legally responsible. That you will indemnify from any responsibility for damages resulting from comments made on this site.
Comments may be deleted for any reason. moderators reserve the right to remove comments that violate the general rules along with any comments deemed distracting, inappropriate, off topic or rude. moderators reserve the right to remove logins, moderate and ban commenters for any reason.
Comments are sporadically moderated due to abuse complaints and spammer’s keywords. and it moderators will not be held liable for comments in any way. Use the “Report this comment as spam or abuse” link to ask the moderators to delete a comment if it’s offensive. If your comment disappears, it has been eaten by the spam filter or deleted for cause.
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