I prefer to use a light hand in moderating comments…but please remember this is a moderated site. I reserve the right to edit all comments, and to moderate all comment threads. You’re likely to have your input edited or eliminated if it contains phobic content (e.g., based on race, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, religion), is a personal attack against someone, is entirely unrelated to the entry topic, has such poor grammar and spelling that it would take a lot of time to clean up, etc. Please remember you are always welcome to start up your own blog which you can run as you see fit.

Sometimes I may tell people to “move on.” This means I’ll likely delete later posts on that topic by that commenter. This doesn’t affect any other topics, of course.

Sometimes material gets marked for moderation by the software itself. This usually happens because you’ve used a black-listed word or phrase , included three or more links in an entry, or something like that. I try to release such comments in a timely fashion, but if you don’t see your post show up fairly soon please try posting again.

I don’t expect to do this, but please be aware that flagrantly and repeatedly violating the rules of the road here can lead to all your posts requiring review and release by me before they show up. Or even being banned outright. Usually I’ll warn you that things are getting out of hand first, but that’s a goal, not a promise.