Eclectablog Comment Policy

There are three elements to my comment policy:

  1. If I don’t like your comment, I will delete it.
  2. You have no presumption of privacy when commenting on this blog. If you come here trying to be sneaky and secret and I can identify you, I reserve the right to reveal your identity. In other words: DO NOT COMMENT ON ECLECTABLOG IF YOU WISH TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS.
  3. If you are particularly offensive or a serial jerk, I will ban you.

Now, those three things being said, here’s a bit of advice: if you don’t want your comment deleted, treat others with respect. No name calling. No attacks. No nasty garbage. Make your argument without being offensive or take it somewhere else. I like lively debate and want people to comment. I just don’t want people to have to worry about being attacked when they do so.

I will be arbitrary. If you catch me on a grouchy day, I may be more likely to delete your comment.

If you are hiding behind a pseudonym and I have reason to believe you are being paid to be an asshole by a campaign or company and I find out your identity, I will reveal it. I generally have no interest in doing that and if you are being legitimate and considerate, you have no fear of being “outed”. I have, in fact, only outed someone one time in the history of this blog — a paid staffer for a political campaign who trolled the comments, nastily attacking anyone who didn’t support his candidate.

Just so we’re clear and there are no misaprehensions, he are the rules one more time:

  1. If I don’t like your comment, I will delete it.
  2. You have no presumption of privacy when commenting on this blog. If you come here trying to be sneaky and secret and I can identify you, I reserve the right to reveal your identity. In other words: DO NOT COMMENT ON ECLECTABLOG IF YOU WISH TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS.
  3. If you are particularly offensive or a serial jerk, I will ban you.
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