Comment policy.

Giv­en the diver­si­ty of my peer group and thus read­er­ship, I expect that from time to time, pas­sion­ate debate may occur. Here are some things to keep in mind when you enter dis­cus­sions.

  • Be respect­ful. There real­ly shouldn’t need to be any oth­er guide­lines, but I’ve been part of too many online dis­cus­sions to think that it’s the only one need­ed.
  • Don’t make inflam­ma­to­ry remarks about the beliefs and prac­tices of oth­ers. Cri­tiquing insti­tu­tion­al or com­mon­ly-held prac­tices is one thing and can be help­ful. Com­ments like, “Reli­gious peo­ple are delu­sion­al” or “If you don’t use Fire­works, you’re not a real web pro­fes­sion­al” will be delet­ed.
  • No homo­pho­bic, racist, sex­ist, clas­sist, or ableist remarks. In oth­er words, don’t use terms that have been used to demo­nize or mar­gin­al­ize peo­ple of dif­fer­ent sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tions, eth­nic­i­ties, reli­gious beliefs, phys­i­cal or men­tal abil­i­ties, gen­der, or place in soci­ety.
  • No per­son­al attacks on any­one ever. Except maybe Hitler.
  • On that note, in gen­er­al, Godwin’s Law is in effect.
  • I am the final law in what is okay to say here and what is not. This is not a gov­ern­ment-run site; it is a Dani-run site. I’m all for open, pro­duc­tive dis­cus­sion. But when it comes down to it, it’s up to me and no one else what is allowed on this site.
  • On that note also, if you con­tin­u­al­ly con­cern troll me and make me feel like my own site isn’t a safe place for me any­more, you will be blocked.

Thanks, all!