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:
- 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.
- You don’t have to have a blogger account. You can post anonymously, but the rules still apply.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!