Commenting Policy

  1. Comment Spam: Any comment assumed to be comment spam will be deleted and marked as comment spam.
  2. Comment Form Guidelines: The comment name field must be filled in with a proper or legitimate sounding name and URL. You may use a nickname or your site/blog name but any comments using keywords, spam or splog-like URLs, or suspicious information in the comment form will be edited or deleted.
  3. Email Privacy: Email addresses are required for commenting, and they are not published on the blog, nor shared. They may be used by the blog owner to privately contact the commenter.
  4. Commenter Privacy and Protection: All email, snail mail, phone numbers, and any private and personal information posted in any comment will be deleted as soon as possible to protect the privacy of the commenter. To prevent such editing, never share this private information within blog comments.
  5. Language and Manners: This blog is “family friendly” and comments which include offensive or inappropriate language, or considered by the blog owner and administrator to be rude and offensive, will be edited or deleted.
  6. A Comment is Conversation: Any comment which does not add to the conversation, runs off on an inappropriate tangent, or kills the conversation may be edited, moved, or deleted.
  7. External Links: External links are encouraged, if they are relevant to the original post and add to the conversation. Linking to other sites that have nothing to do with the blog post is spam as far as I’m concerned and will be deleted and marked as comment spam.
  8. No Personal Attacks Permitted: In the interest of fair play, no personal attacks are permitted in this blog’s comments. You may question or argue the content, but not attack the blogger, nor any other commenters. Failure to respect fellow participants on this blog could result in removal and blocked access.
  9. Gaming the System: We encourage your comments, but we’re watching for any activity that looks like you’re just trying to get on the Top Commentators list. If we feel you’re simply adding comments in order to achieve “top 10? status, we’ll either remove your comments or remove you from the list.
  10. Commenters Blocked: Anyone who violates this Comments Policy may be blocked from future access and/or commenting on this blog.
  11. Trackbacks Are Comments: All trackbacks will be treated inline with our Comments Policy.
  12. What To Do If Your Comment Does Not Appear: If you leave a comment on this blog and it does not appear in a reasonable time period, and you know that it does not violate these Comment Policies, contact us and we will investigate the situation.
  13. All Rights Reserved: The blog owner, administrator, contributor, editor, and/or author reserve the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments. They also have the right to block access to any one or group from commenting or from the entire blog.
  14. Hold Harmless: All comments within this blog are the responsibility of the commenter, not the blog owner, administrator, contributor, editor, or author. By submitting a comment on our blog, you agree that the comment content is your own, and to hold this site,, and all subsidiaries and representatives harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability.