Since my site is drawing more and more traffic daily, and more and more comments, I felt it was about time to outline my rules for commenting here at CleverDude.com.
I don’t have too many rules, but I stick firm to the ones I have:
- I DO NOT allow swearing. Most likely, if your comment includes a swear word, then I’ll trash it or tag it as spam. However, if the comment has a good thought otherwise, I’ll just edit the offending word out and allow the rest.
- If you’re offensive to other readers, myself, or anyone else, I will probably delete your comment. I do allow criticism, but it must be constructive. Just calling me an idiot and leaving isn’t allowed, but disagreeing strongly with an idea of mine with a good justification is definitely appreciated.
- Because this is my site, I have full rights to edit or delete any comment for any reason. That said, I have edited only 5 comments out of hundreds to-date. Sometimes, I correct grammar or horrible spelling, and other times I remove blatant advertising, but keep the heart of the comment. If your comment gets edited, and you don’t like it, contact me and we can work it out.
That’s pretty much it. If you don’t like the rules, then you should probably just disconnect your internet connection and leave the rest of us productive and civil internet users alone. For the rest of you, feel free to comment. Remember, if you’re a top commenter (aka Commentator), you’ll be featured with a free link to your site on my right sidebar!