My commenting rules are simple. Be constructive, whether you support a view or not. Be polite and, depending on the subject, offer something useful to the conversation. I get lots of comments like “Great article!” and “Awesome post!” that look suspiciously like spam and get deleted. If you don’t want to be deleted then please make a reference to the post.
I’m all for an intelligent discussion of opposing views but if you have nothing to back yourself up with, you resort to personal attacks, you bombard me with stupidity, or you try to antagonize me or guest writers then you will be verbally destroyed if you’re worth it, or just listed as spam if you’re a nobody. That’s all there is to it.
Comments from any of the following:
- Religious zealots
- Angry Tea Party members
- Angry white women
- Angry Asian men
- My ex girlfriend
- Anyone else who breaks the rules
are unwelcome and will be subject to moderation. I don’t want to hear any crying about it either. Repeat violators will get the banhammer.
UPDATE: Due to recent twattish behavior, if you post an unforgivably idiotic comment, you will also be subject to moderation. I just had some twat who fills his site with poorly drawn and unfunny comics try to argue about racism in China with an African American woman and two white guys currently living in China despite the fact that the twat had never been there or done any research on the issue. Total idiocy.