I want you and everyone else to feel at home when you post a comment on this blog.
The No. 1 house rule is simple: Don’t be a jerk.
Here’s what I like to see in comments:
Weigh in with smart, informed ideas that contribute further to the article.
Provide useful, constructive criticism. Spot a typo or an error? Let me know and I will correct it.
Demonstrate and share the intelligence, wisdom, and humor you possess.
Don’t feed the trolls.
Although I can’t be everywhere at once, here are some of the kinds of comments I am going to do my best to curtail:
Promoting your own brand, product, or blog.
Impersonating authors or other commenters.
Comments that make it clear you didn’t read the article.
Comments that are completely out of left field.
Threats, personal attack — no matter how vague — against me or other commenters.
Racism, sexism, homophobia, you get the drift.
Thank You for reading.