Comment Policy

Moderator kitteh is not fond of the spamming and trolling some of y’all insist on doing.

Comments are welcomed and encouraged here, but there are some instances where comments will be edited or deleted, included but not limited to:

  1. Posting spam or commercialisms in nature will be deleted without question. Including a link or two to relevant content is permitted. Anything with more than two links will be held for moderation.
  2. Comments must remain relevant to the post.
  3. No doxxing (the revealing of people’s personal information). You will be banned from posting again.
  4. If you post it, you give me the right to use it—to display, edit, reproduce, comment, critique, etc.
  5. While I will allow some degree of disagreement, I will not allow comments that degrade same-sex relationships and LGB culture, but will allow posts advocating “gender critical theory” so long as they remain civil and intellectual.
  6. Anything that is or appears to be trolling, flame wars, personal attacks, will be deleted and prevent you from posting again.
  7. Anonymous comments will not be accepted. You must have a registered WordPress or social media account, bearing your name or real-world alias (e.g. nickname, middle name, etc), to publish comments. This is to help moderation and prevent banned users from trying to create ghost accounts and resubmitting content. The name field is for your name, not the headline of your latest post or for SEO-boosting anchor text. Anyone using a blatant keyword-grab (“Custom Kitchen SEO Paris Hilton San Diego Hotel”) will be edited to match their username, or get deleted.
  8. I won’t delete due to bad grammar; as a linguistic descriptivist, however, I will not tolerate people who say how others should phrase themselves (aka “grammar Nazis” or the “alt-write”), especially in regards to “pronouns”. I will instantly delete such comments.
  9. Posts with slur terms will be held for moderation. If used in context due to what I post, I may publish with or without editing. Straight up using such terms against others will be deleted.
  10. Leaving comments in place of contacting me will not be allowed, especially if it’s about the content I post; I will delete and ignore such comments.
  11. If you think I deleted your comment by mistake, then submit it again and tell me. Otherwise I can not get to the bottom of why this happens.

I will occasionally disable comments on some posts, if I think it will lead to nothing more than flame wars and trolling. I also reserve the right to disable comments at any time for any of my prior posts.

I have every right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the blog without notice, even if it’s just because I do not like what you post.

I am not and will not be held responsible for the reactions or feelings of you or others, from what others post in comments, from my post content, or from anything posted in the comments, pingbacks/trackbacks, anything I link to, and so on. Despite my long history with anxiety disorders, I will not post, label, or warn about content or trigger warnings.

This is my forum, not a public one. Your “right” to free speech is not violated here, because this is my house, my rules. Your right to free speech involves you and the government; as I am a private citizen running a private blog, I have the right to edit and/or delete anything as I see fit (of course, so long as I don’t falsely and libelously attribute anything to someone).

Leaving comments on the site lets me collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the your IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.

Created March 15, 2020. Updated April 29, 2023, for clarity and removing redundant information about my cookie policy.