You should read this.
Everything on the site is my opinion (except comments written by others, which are their opinions). I have strong opinions. At times, you may not agree with these opinions, or how I choose to express them. This is not my problem.
I’m usually a very amenable person, however I make no claims as toward being even-handed, fair, or nice all the time. I write what I want to write here. It is never my intention to offend anyone, however someone being offended is not a reason for me to stop writing as I choose.
From time to time, I may post items of a political nature. Everyone is entitled to their own political views, and it’s really none of my concern what those views are. If your political views are racist, insulting, or an open attack on another visitor, they will be deleted. You should understand that I will NEVER apologize for my political views or how I express them.
I run this site as I please. I am not the United States government and you do not get a vote. If you try to suggest that you do, I may have to be rude to you.
You are always welcome to comment.
This is my personal site, and I am not the United States government. I reserve the right to edit all comments, and to moderate all comment threads, as I see fit. Your comment is more likely to be edited, moderated or deleted if it contains phobic content (based on race, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, etc), is a personal attack or threat toward another commenter, is entirely unrelated to the entry topic, features more than a “fair use” amount of someone else’s copyrighted work, has such poor grammar and spelling that it annoys me, is an obvious piece of trollage, or if I find it or you obnoxious and decide I’ve had enough. Don’t like it? Don’t comment. Simple as that.
A good rule of thumb is to comment as if the person to whom you are commenting is standing in front of you, is built like a linebacker from [ insert name of your favorite football team ], and has both a short temper and excellent legal representation.
I participate in comment threads. Fire away at me. You should always be aware that I respond to tone as well as content. If you’re polite, I’ll be polite. If you’re a jackass, I’ll be a jackass right back. If you argue poorly, I may correct you. If you want to gauge my levels of tolerance, watch how others comment to me and triangulate accordingly.
With the exception of comments moderated or deleted for the reasons noted above, I do not delete comments. Also, while I will occasionally go in and fix formatting on someone’s comment, I won’t go in and remove links or other information you’ve put into the post that I would not otherwise delete for moderating purposes. If you’re not willing to have your words and deeds stay on the site for as long as it exists (not to mention as long as archives of the Internet over which I have no control exist), don’t comment.
My one request on comments is that you do not post Twitter feeds in the comments section. Some people have done this in the past and it really makes a mess out of everything.
I do not retain any of your information on this site for any commercial or technical purpose. I don’t sell ads here, so I don’t run third party software for that purpose. Obviously any comments you make on this are public and can be seen by others, including me.
Your email address and information that is held here if for the purpose of sending out daily updates to the blog. This data is collected in an encrypted database and I couldn’t use it for any other purpose even if I wanted to.