It’s come to the time when I need to clarify my comment/email policy.
For the most part, if you’re respectful, your comments will be published. I can’t promise not to mock them, and I certainly don’t promise not to center a post around the juiciest specimens, but this is my blog and your comments become my property once you hit the “submit comment” button.
Historically, I’ve allowed many comments that do not agree with my views.
I do suggest that comments be related to the post in question, and that you don’t hash out your personal problems, challenges, or disagreements with me via comments. My email is posted under the “contact” icon; I ask that you use that instead of airing your grievances in public. However, if you choose to ignore this suggestion, be prepared
to suffer for consequences.
I try to answer all emails. Sometimes they don’t require a response. Sometimes they’re hateful and I just laugh and delete them. Sometimes they’re painful and I set them aside for a bit. Sometimes I don’t get them because my spam filter eats them. Sometimes I’m just too busy – and I apologize for that.
Sometimes my aggressive spam filter eats comments. I rarely remember to check the file, so if your comment was benign and it was never published, that’s probably what happened to it. I do not moderate comments.
Regardless – remember that emails become my property once they land in my inbox, and I’ll use them (or reprint them) as I see fit.
Please, if you decide, after reading this policy, to go ahead and email or comment me, and I use those emails and comments maliciously, don’t whine that you’re going to have me arrested or something equally as moronic. I’ll just block your access to my site. I may just block your individual ability to comment, leaving you impotent.
Additionally – if you’re directed here because of something you read on another site or blog, consider whether the words you’ve read are direct quotes I’ve made, or opinions voiced by the owners of those sites. Your reaction should reflect that. If you have a question about something I “may” have said, a search window is provided in the sidebar, OR, you can email me and ask.
Finally – I respond well to logic, reason, and respect. If you’re nice, I’ll be nice.