I love comments on this blog – they are as equally important as anything I write myself. They add to my knowledge and the community that comes here.
Unfortunately from past experience, I’ve had to develop a comment policy with rules of what is acceptable and not acceptable on this blog and at elementswrite.
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 elementswrite and all subsidiaries and representatives harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability.
If you want to comment, feel free but play nice, don’t run with scissors.
Language and Manners: This blog is “family friendly” and comments which include offensive or inappropriate language, or considered by the author to be rude and offensive, will be edited or deleted. Play nice.
A Comment is Conversation: A comment which does not add to the conversation, runs of on an inappropriate tangent, or kills the conversation may be edited, moved, or deleted.
URL Links FYI: Please note that if you leave a comment, that your name might be linked on Google, Bing, Yahoo or any other search engine back to this blog. If you have an issue with being linked with the author, her thoughts, or just in general with this blog, please do not comment.
Limit Links: This blog is setup to automatically hold any blog comment with more than two links in moderation, which may delay your comment from appearing on this blog. Any blog comment with more than four links could be marked as comment spam.
How The Blogger Will Respond: Comments on this blog will only be responded to in direct response to the blog comment. The author might respond privately via email or other communication method to a blog comment depending on how she’s feeling.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
No Personal Attack Comments 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 author nor any other commenters. Failure to respect fellow participants on this blog could result in removal and blocked access.
Comment Spam: Any comment assumed to be possible comment spam will be deleted and marked as comment spam.
Commenters Blocked: Anyone who violates this Comments Policy may be blocked from future access and/or commenting on this blog.
If Commentars Name Has Been Hijacked: If you’re name or email has been hijacked and you wish to you have a comment removed from this site, ask nicely and your wish shall be granted, it may take the author several days to get back to you, but don’t fret, she’s a pretty good person. Above all else, hold harmless, see above.
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.
Trackbacks Are Comments: All trackbacks will be treated inline with our Comments Policy.