Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data, ability to repeat discredited memes, and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Also, be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor even implied. Any irrelevancies you can mention will also be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.*
Unlike many of the cool kids running blogs, I still have comments turned on. These are the rules I use.
tl;dr. I like on-topic, intelligent comments. I hate spam.
Be courteous. Leaving comments on my blog is like having a conversation with my guests and me in my living room. Please keep your comments polite and on topic, with no YELLING, insulting or name calling, inappropriate profanity, defamation of character, illegal behavior, or spam.
Spam. I automatically filter spam.
If your author link is to a business, I’ll probably delete your comment. If the name you leave is a business name instead of a person’s name, I’ll probably delete your comment.
Editing. I reserve the right to edit your comment. I might edit it purely for formal reasons, e.g., italicizing book titles. I might correct your spelling and remove or add spaces as necessary. I might add useful links to your text. If your comment includes something that extends into the margins (e.g., code, long URL), I will likely edit your comment’s formatting. If you don’t like the editing, let me know. I just might put it back the way you wrote it.
Profanity. If you use profanity, I’ll either c*ns*r the word or delete your comment.
Quotes. If your comment quotes too much, I may edit the amount quoted. I’d prefer that you provide a link if the material is lengthy.
Spelling and grammar. If your comment is a complete mess, I’ll probably delete it.
Fair play. I won’t delete your comment just because you disagree with me, argue powerfully, and make me look stupid. If you stay on topic and use clean language; your comment will likely remain. If you don’t like the way your comment looks, let me know and I’ll probably delete it (maybe even edit it) for you. If you find an offensive comment here, please recognize I didn’t write it (unless I did) and might not agree with it.