DLTJ Comment Policy

Welcome to DLTJ. I hope what you read here inspires you to add to the conversation. Please consider these policies as you create your comment.

Civility


Be respectful of others, and call me out if you see me being disrespectful. Personal attacks and hate speech will not be tolerated. I will not delete comments that disagree with me as long as they are done in good taste.

Identity


Signed comments are preferred; pseudonymous comments are allowed, but a real e-mail address is required. The e-mail address will not be publicly posted. Impersonation is forbidden.

Off-topic Comments and Spam


Comments must be directed to the original topic or to comments made by others. Off-topic comments will be gently redirected. The comments feature on DLTJ does not exist for you to promote yourself, your employer, your workplace, or your goods/services. Spam messages will be deleted on sight. I will determine whether a comment is off-topic or spam. Appeals may be made by e-mail.

Links


Appropriate links are allowed in comments. All links in comments have a rel=”nofollow” attribute added to them, so don’t expect any “Google Juice” from links in comments. Trackback links are encouraged as a way to continue a conversation, but the destination of links will be monitored and deleted if they fall into the “spam” category.

Technology Aids


This blog is using the Akismet Spam Filter in an attempt to cut down on the amount of manual spam processing I need to do. If these are causing problems for you (for instance, you don’t see your comment immediately posted), please let me know so I can fish it out of the spam queue.

Editor’s Prerogative


I reserve the right to edit comments to bring them in line with the policy or to correct links. If a comment is edited, it will be noted at the end. If you disagree with my edits, provide alternate text or let me know if you want the comment deleted.

Assignment of Rights


You, and only you, are responsible for your words. They are yours; however, by posting your comments to DLTJ you are granting me a non-exclusive license, in perpetuity, to use, alter, and/or display them.

In Summary…


This is not an open forum. Open conversations, even feisty ones, are welcomed and encouraged, but in the end this is my blog; you’re a guest.

Source material: James Grimmelmann’s The Laboratorium, Walt Crawford’s Walt at Random, and the Book of Trogool by Elizabeth Brown, Dorothea Salo, and Sarah Shreeves.