Don’t piss me off
This Comments Policy is for your benefit, not mine. You need some guidance as to the boundaries for acceptable commenting on this blog. I don’t, since I am the sole and final arbiter of whether your comment is acceptable. (My blog. My rules.) You need to understand this before you post.
Additionally, the guidelines below are not set in concrete; they are subject to revision at any time. I will edit, delete, ban or mock your comment at my discretion, with or without warning. I may also inconsistently apply the guidelines according to my whim, my mood, the weather, PMS, Jupiter’s aspect to Mars and how deeply you piss me off.
Simply put, don’t piss me off.
What WON’T piss me off.
- Constructive Debate
I do not expect to live in an echo chamber. A range of views expressed in civil discussion are welcome – providing commenters adhere to the other guidelines.
Be respectful of others in your comments.
- Open Mindedness
An open mind is a wonderful thing. You may think my views are utter tripe, but I encourage you to inform yourself on the issue at hand before telling me I am wrong.
What WILL piss me off.
- Intolerance or Hate Speech
Any hate speech, bigotry or intolerance of any kind (e.g. racism, sexism, homophobia, misogyny, religious intolerance, fat hatred, etc.) will result in your immediate ban from commenting on this blog.
- Diet Talk
While this blog is welcoming of all people regardless of where they place themselves along the size acceptance spectrum, please understand this: NO pro-diet or weight loss talk will be tolerated on this blog. Not even if you call it a ‘lifestyle change’. Not even if you are doing it ‘for your health’.
- Concern Trolling
Any post that has even a faint whiff of Concern Trolling about it will be deleted. No questions asked. No appeal.
Avoid name calling, insults, put downs or ‘blaming and shaming’. See also ‘Intolerance or Hate Speech’