Comment Policy

Standard Deviation Comment Policy

noun-

asshat (plural asshats)
1. an obnoxiously ignorant person; a fool.
2. one who has their head up their ass. Thus wearing their ass as a hat. Asshat.

There are three elements to my comment policy:

  1. Don’t be a asshat.
  2. You have no presumption of privacy when commenting on this blog. If you come here trying to be sneaky and secret asshat, and I can identify you, I reserve the right to reveal your identity.
  3. If you are particularly offensive to an individual or a serial asshat, I will ban you.

Now, those three things being said, here’s a bit of advice: if you don’t want your comment deleted, don’t be a asshat. No name calling. No attacks. No nastiness. Make your argument without being offensive or take it somewhere else. I encourage lively debate and want people to comment. I just don’t tolerate personal attacks on other commentators. Attack the argument, not the person.

I will not be arbitrary. I will not delete comments I don’t agree with. I will not delete comments from people I think are assholes or who’s philosophy I think is stupid/wrong. I will, however, remove comments from anyone who attacks anyone else personally…and if it becomes a habit, I will remove them

If you are hiding behind a fake identity and I have reason to believe you are a professional dink who is actually being paid to be a asshat, and I find out your identity, I will reveal it…and then I will mock you…mercilessly…on my blog, on Twitter and on Facebook. I will make it my mission in life to ruin your day. I generally have no interest in doing that and if you are being legitimate and considerate, you have nothing to fear.

Just so we’re clear and there are no misunderstandings, here are the rules one more time:

  1. Don’t be a asshat.
  2. You have no presumption of privacy when commenting on this blog. If you come here trying to be sneaky and secret asshat, and I can identify you, I reserve the right to reveal your identity.
  3. If you are particularly offensive to an individual or a serial asshat, I will ban you

And did I mention…don’t be a asshat.

note: Props to Eclectablog from whom I stole the structure of this policy

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