Due to the constant comments that veer off topic, comments that have no bearing on the topic being discussed, comments that give no information bearing on the posts put up, I have decided to institute a comment moderation policy, effective June 24, 2010.
When submitting comments on any post I put up, never forget that this is my blog. This is my house. You, as a commentor, are a guest in my home, and you will show respect towards me.
You will show respect towards other visitors who leave comments. You will not attack, slur, insult, threaten with bodily injury or death me or any commentors whom you disagree with. You will not tell me what to write, nor what I should not write; you have any problems with what I write—get your own blog. You will not attack my tone and accuse me of being bitter, angry or hateful because you do not like how or what I write. You will not call me, or commentors, names because you cannot logically argue against points I/they make in my posts. You will keep to the topic of the post under discussion.
Anonymous comments will not be posted. Choose a user name, otherwise, your comment will not be allowed through.
Comments may take up to 24 hours to be posted.
You will not engage in ad hominem attacks against me or any commentors. An ad hominem is a common logical fallacy known as the ad hominem argument, which is Latin for “argument against the person” or “argument toward the person“, where you attack the person instead of attacking their argument.
Ad hominem attacks seek to cut down the person’s stature and belittle them, but, do not challenge the person’s argument; in this, the attacker dispels any logic that he or she has, and further weaken themselves since they show no ability to prove the other person’s argument as incorrect, untrue, or not factual.
Any ad hominem attack comments that make their way into my comment queue will be deleted.
Comments cannot be longer than the post. Any comment longer than the post will be edited for length, clarity, and contribution to the topic discussed, before being allowed through, or deleted altogether.
Any veering off topic to inject a strawman, ad hominem attacks, comments which have no bearing whatsoever on the topic, will garner you a first warning. Continuing to interject comments which have nothing to do with the topic, is derailing the conversation, and after the first warning YOU WILL BE BANNED.
As author of this blog, I reserve the right to edit comments for clarity, content, and length.
Other behaviour that will get you banned:
Repeatedly violating the comment policy
Ignoring my warnings
Using a sock puppet
Threatening myself, or other commenters; calling me or commentors names (instead of discussing the statement made by the commentor)
Calling for violence against me or other commentors
Not to be tolerated are attacks such as calling me or a person who comments as stupid, dumb, ignorant, a fool or a retard. Such disparaging comments show a lack of debating ability as well as stooping to the lowest common denominator in a public forum.
Troll comments will not be tolerated.
If you are unsure of the definition of a troll, click here.
When leaving comments, if you wish to highlight a portion of your comment, you can do the following:
Italics: Put <i> at the beginning and end of what you wish to italicize
Boldface: Put <b> at the beginning and end of what you wish to boldface.
Links: Put a space before and after a URL (the part that starts with http://) – or put it on a separate line then it will become a working link.
I will not tolerate comments, directed to me or commentors, that have racial and sexist slurs in them. Those words are as follows:
If you continue to have a problem when coming to my blog, then I suggest you find another blog more to your liking.
There are tens of thousands of blogs across the Internet, and I am sure you will find one that suits your interests as well as ideology, on the other hand, you will find that one cannot always be in agreement with what a person says, but, one can still at least engage in civility and stay on topic as well as add something of merit to the topic under discussion.