Thursday, November 10, 2005

Comments Policy

In light of recent troubles elsewhere I thought it might be time for an explicit comment policy for this blog.

It's my blog.

Anything which I think is a commercial solicitation or self-aggrandizement through comments on my posts which does not in my opinion relate directly to the matter at hand will be deleted at my earliest convenience. Note: "IN MY OPINION" means just that: I decide what is or is not spam, what is or is not relevant.

It's my blog.

Civil discourse -- i.e. significant disagreement and vigorous discussion -- is a good thing, but it's my blog. Post that are in my opinion trollish will be deleted at my earliest convenience. Note: "IN MY OPINION" means just that: I decide what is or is not trollish, what is or is not worth responding to.

It's my blog.

I reserve the right to delete comments for other reasons, at any time, and to do so without explanation. I may delete comments by people who I don't like; I may delete comments with language I don't like; I may delete comments with arguments I find offensive, troubling, or simply too wrong to bother with; I may delete comments that are poorly written; I may delete comments that are unkind or unnecessarily vulgar or otherwise offensive; I may delete comments which attack myself, my friends, relations, colleagues, heroes or admirers without extremely good grounds.

It's my blog.

I reserve the right to alter this policy at any time without notice, and to delete comments covered under new policies ex post facto. I disavow responsibility or approval of any comments which I have not made myself.

It's my blog. Comment at your own risk.



Update (13 April 2006): QuakerDave has a similar policy, with a slightly more nuanced rationale. I approve.

3 comments:

Alex said...

You go! The Web is already the home of free speech--but that doesn't mean people have the right to see their writing associated with yours (or deserve to have their views/vulgarity/grammar brought to your audience). Congrats on the climb in the blog ranks!

quakerdave said...

Love. It.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

In Aussie lingo, we say, "Fair dinkum" meaning 'Fair Enough'. Sorry but I find your blog very interesting. I hope I did not trespass your Rule. If I do, "Please forgive my trespassing."

It's your blog so it's up to you to determine whether mine is spam or real.