I love comments and appreciate the time that our readers spend to share ideas and give feedback. Thank you to everyone who comments on my sites. However, I also want our comments to be as useful as possible to all of our readers.
Please think of the comments as a conversation between individuals and interact with civility
Online dis-inhibition can increase therapeutic alliance but also conversely can cause trolling and flaming online. All comments need to be respectful towards our contributors and those leaving comments. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted.
I will edit/delete spam comments, duplicate comments, unsupported accusations, personal attacks of any kind, and terms offensive to groups when used in a pejorative manner. Spam may be anonymous, but it is not a form of free speech
In addition, I reserve the right to edit/delete comments that are some combination of pointlessly vulgar, vile, cruel, without redeeming qualities, and an embarrassment to the site. Abuse is unacceptable.
Subjective? Yes, but I know them when I see them and so do you.
You retain ownership of your comments. I do not own them and I expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from them. By commenting on my site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve me from any and all liability that may result from those postings.
Please do not post comments under multiple names, and it is grounds for immediate banning to comment under someone else’s name. Be yourself, only yourself, and just one of yourself. Please do not post phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment – you cannot assume the good intentions of everyone who reads them. This is to protect your privacy. Please, no advertising or cold calling because of scraping information from the site(s)
You may comment without registering. You can use Disqus, Google Comments and Facebook Comments on my site. ALL comments are pre-moderated. Anonymous comments will not be accepted onto the site. I only accept comments from people who identify themselves. My sites are constantly monitored. Posts must be relevant. I recognize that the Internet is a 24/7 medium and your comments are welcome at any time.
You grant me a license to post your comments. This license is worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free. You grant me the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, a video, or presentation.
I do not delete or censor comments unless they have content that:contains ad-hominem attacks, is off-topic, uses foul/abusive language or promotes hate, is spam including ‘keyword’ and linked URL. If a comment is solely promotional in nature, I will remove it from the site.
I reserve the right to remove the comments. All comments are filtered through spam filtering technology. The spam-filtering technology isn’t perfect and from time to time it flags legitimate emails (false positives). If you find that your comment isn’t immediately showing up, it may have been flagged as spam in error.
This comment policy is in place to ensure that we are safe, respectful and honest online.
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Thanks for your help and understanding.
Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. I encourage your participation in our discussions and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.