While this blog has always been quite unpopular – I’m not complaining or anything, it’s all good – I do get periodic drive-by trolls, mainly on ONE POST I wrote ages ago about pick-up artist douchebags.
I have just closed comments on that post, and have taken the opportunity to write a little privacy/commenting policy.
Commenting policies on major blogs with large readerships are tricky to negotiate, because they can shape a community one way or another and inadvertently exclude people who might otherwise have something valuable to add. This being a very minor blog with a small readership, however, I don’t have to worry about that. All that I ask is that you are honest in your comments, that you acknowledge and respect the full humanity of all humans (so no racism, homophobia, or misogyny, OK?), and that you are as witty as you can possibly be.
Now the privacy jag. You give me your email address when you comment, and I promise you that I won’t sell it to a spammer or use it to steal your identity or reveal it to anyone. The only exception to this is if I need to disclose it to the authorities because I am endangered by your behaviour. I also reserve the right to translate into lolspeak, republish, and soundly mock any threatening, abusive, or creepy comments/emails I receive.