After a year, you come to learn a few things. Up to now, I’ve run this joint with very few rules. One, self-imposed, is that I prefer to avoid the use of profanity. Not because I have anything against it per se, but because it’s usually unnecessary to express one’s point. Another rule has been to delete (or edit out) promotion content from comments. And a third has been to delete attach comments, where one commenter has an ax to grind against another. The bottom line has been about civility.
But I’m going to make one new rule, and break one old rule. Before telling you what the new one is, I want to preface it by saying the obvious. This is my blawg. I invite readers to read, but that doesn’t give them a right to make demands, be obnoxious or be offensive. In fact, you have no right to comment at all. I reserve the right to delete and/or edit comments, and to block you from commenting altogether. Why? Because I can.
While I generally don’t moderate comments, I eventually get tired of people behaving poorly. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to come here. My feelings won’t be hurt. But if you do come here and wish to comment, act like a human being. You definitely do not have a right to come here and be offensive. It’s my blawg. If you want to be offensive, do it on your own blawg. I now understand why so many blogs that have been around for a while either moderate or do plenty of deleting. There are lot of inappropriate people out there.
And so, without further ado, my new rule:
That’s it. I’m here to have fun, not deal with assholes. If you want to be an asshole, go somewhere else.