Kiwi Polemicist

• Comments Policy

One of the great things about blogs is the ability to post comments and have a discussion. I like hearing from readers (if they’re not a pain in the rump steak), but some Bloglanders are clearly in need of guidance so here it is.

The same things apply when using my contact page.

Rule #1: This is my blog and I make the rules :) (I’m a classical liberalist so I’m hot on property rights).

Rule #2: Polite, civilised, and intelligent comments are welcomed.

Rule #3: All other comments will be dealt with as I see fit.

Here’s some guidelines:

  • do make polite, civilised, and intelligent comments
  • do feel free to politely disagree with my opinions or politely point out errors
  • do feel free to ask questions if you genuinely want to know the answer
  • do enter into reasoned debate which is polite, civilised, and intelligent
  • do keep it clean, it’s a family show
  • do try to make this blog a pleasant place for everyone
  • don’t attack me personally. You’re welcome to politely disagree with my opinions but character assassination is unacceptable
  • don’t comment on areas of my life about which you know nothing. Numerous commenters have already done this and, apart from the fact that I consider it unacceptable, it ruins their credibility when they make pronouncements in total ignorance
  • don’t make ad hominem (against the man) attacks against other people
  • don’t make off-topic comments unless there’s a good reason to go off-topic
  • don’t engage in link whoring which does not contribute to the topic under discussion
  • don’t troll, i.e. comment for the sole purpose of provoking a reaction or causing a disruption
  • don’t use the comments facility as a means of making vituperative attacks against Christians, Christianity and God. I don’t mind reasoned debate and/or a politely stated anti-Christian opinion, but comments of the “All Christians are bigots” variety aren’t welcome. This blog is not a place for people to express their hatred of God and/or his followers. Quite apart from that, such comments make me yawn. The same things apply to creationism and creationists
  • don’t post advertising, you will be banned in a blink
  • don’t post under multiple identities, you will be banned in a blink

People who breach these guidelines may be banned without warning.

Adding your email address and web address to your comments:

This is optional but will give you more credibility. Only I will see your email address and I won’t part with it for a penny less than the amount of the US national debt.

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