Post Away

I was hoping that I wouldn’t have to post an Official Comment Policy. It’s a blog, for goodness sake, not a roadmap to life. I kind of thought that people would wander over to my site, give it a once over and leave a comment or two that was relatively useful. And for the most part, that’s what has happened. Until those morons started posting links to Herbalife sites (yeah, I did blog about them, sort of) and other pointless links to phantom sites. Enough is enough. So, here is my official Comment Policy:

  1. Introduce yourself. I don’t need a copy of your license, your Social Security number or a note from your mother. But I would like to know who you are, a tidbit like “a lawyer from Alabama” or a “weird Herbalife nut”. And if you pretend to be someone else and I can tell you’re pretending then I have no choice but to delete you. We have to have some measure of decorum here.
  2. You don’t have to have a blogger account. You can post anonymously, but the rules still apply.
  3. To cut down on automated spam, I’ve added the word verification feature. All you have to do is type in the characters that you see before you post. It’s not a test to see how smart you are or anything, just to make sure that you’re human and not a computer. But if you can’t type in those characters as a human, I’m not so sure you should be posting anyhow.
  4. Keep it clean and reasonably nice. My mother could be reading. And the last thing I need is a call from my mother explaining that people on my blog aren’t very nice. She’s already a bit concerned about my living in Philadelphia, so we don’t need to add to the list of worries. She loves me, she’s a Southern mom, she worries, it’s what she does. I don’t want to have to increase her blood pressure medication because of something that you wrote. So be nice.
  5. No spam, no selling products or services, no free advertising for your own blog. Talk to Google or Yahoo if you need advertising. And if you’re a lawyer trolling for business, shame on you.

If I think of anything else, I reserve the right to change my mind. And not because I’m a lawyer, but because I just do.

Enjoy the blog!