Commenting guidelines

I appreciate comments and feedback on my writing like many bloggers do. That’s why the commenting system on this blog is open to all who care to leave a comment and you are all invited to do so.

That being said, there are a few general guidelines I’d like you to observe if you wish to comment, to keep things civil.

  • Comments are not moderated
    Comments are not moderated for the time being, though this may change. You may find yourself moderated if you repeatedly fail to follow these guidelines.
  • No product placement
    While comment spam is already blocked by automated means, comments left only to serve as product placement or things like “hey, come check out my blog”, will be removed.
  • Don’t be rude
    While you certainly don’t have to agree with everything that I write here, please refrain from rudeness towards myself or other people commenting. Rude comments will be removed. This is my home. If you are a polite guest, I’ll be a gracious host.
  • Relevancy
    Please make your comment relevant to the article you’re commenting on.
  • Have something to say
    While it is nice to add to a discussion, please have something to contribute. Simply saying “This post sucks” or “I agree”, isn’t helpful. Explain why you agree or disagree with me or with another commenter.
  • Be yourself
    Don’t comment under multiple identities, impersonate other people or otherwise pretend to be multiple people. If you can’t say it under a single identity, it’s probably not worth saying at all.
  • Not open to debate
    Moderation decisions are final, they are not open for debate.
  • Use English
    This blog is written and maintained in the English language. If you decide to leave a comment, please use English as well.
  • Use real English
    Keep in mind that this site is visited by people from all over the world. Please take care of your spelling and grammar. Also punctuation and capitalization. Read back what you typed before hitting the button to publish your comment.
  • Repeat offenders will be blocked
    If your comment bothers me or if you don’t adhere to these guidelines, I’ll usually warn you. I may also edit or remove your comment. But if you can’t play nice, I’ll block you from accessing this site.