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I welcome thoughtful and civilized discussion. But, I also reserve the right to edit or delete comments as I see fit, without explanation. You have freedom of speech, but not freedom of consequence.

Here are additional comment guidelines:

All rights reserved: For any comment, I reserve the right to edit, delete, move, or mark it as spam. I also reserve the right to block any IP address that violates this comment policy from commenting, subscribing, or accessing Copyblogger.

Asshole-ish behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Threats, abuse, or defamation toward me or visitors to the site.
  • Racism, sexism, or any other -ism I deem as inappropriate.
  • Anything that looks or smells like spam, this includes promotions, links, or services not previously authorised by us.
  • Violation of anyone’s copyright, trademark, etc.

Links: If you must include a link in your comment, please be aware that your comment may not be approved for posting. Be patient. Relevant links that contribute to the conversation need to be approved. Obvious attempts to promote your business, gain backlinks, traffic, or other types of self-promotion are not allowed.

Liability: By posting a comment, you agree that your contribution is your own and that you take responsibility for it. You agree to hold Copyblogger, all post authors, and other commenters harmless.

Copyright: If I receive authentic notice that a comment is in violation of anyone’s copyrighted information, the comment will be deleted and the commenter may be blocked from posting comments in the future.

Spam: Don’t do it. Any comment deemed as spam will be deleted and marked as spam. If you repeatedly post spam, your IP address may be blacklisted from accessing Copyblogger.

Gravatar: Wondering how to get your photo next to your comment? Consider signing up for Gravatar. Your comment may be approved faster, too.

Privacy: You need to provide an authentic, verified email address to post a comment on Copyblogger and receive comment subscriptions. I will never publish your personal information on the blog. Accordingly, do not share private information within your comment. I will delete phone numbers, email addresses, or any other private or personal information to protect the affected party. This is not the place to exchange contact information with other visitors.

Patience: If you follow this comment policy, your comment should be posted. Please be patient while I moderate our conversations to ensure the best experiences for our site visitors.

Be kind with me and I’ll be kind with you. Simple!