I welcome your comments on my blog entries — in fact, I'm a huge sucker for them, be still my heart — as long as they are respectful, relevant, and civil. I do not pre-moderate comments, so I trust that most of your comments will remain respectful, relevant, and civil without my intervention. However, in order for me to maintain this site as a safe place for all readers, I do occasionally have to step in and sort out issues. That is where this comment policy comes in:
Anonymous comments are allowed. I am not the biggest fan of not assigning your identity to your comment, but sometimes for matters of personal safety this is a must.
Healthy disagreement and debate are welcome. Discussion of differing viewpoints is important. Any disagreement that tips over into disrespect of individuals beyond the discussion of the topic at hand, though, will not be tolerated.
Your comments on this website exist on my domain, and I reserve the right to delete them. This is my blog, and I am not obligated to publish or continue to host comments that are inappropriate.
Without prior notice, I will delete comments that are:
You keep ownership of your comments on this website. I do not own your comments, and I expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from them. When you comment on my site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights over what you post here, and you agree that you will relieve me from any and all liability that may result from those postings.
By publishing your comments on this website, you grant me a license to post your comments. This license is worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free. When you comment here, you grant me the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, in a video, or in a presentation.