My Comment Policy

Here are a few simple ground rules so that the conversation doen’t turn into a shouting match that discourages others from entering.

By posting on my blog, you agree to the following:

  1. You will need to select a name and e-mail to comment on a posting. You can log-in via IntenseDebate, OpenID, Twitter, Facebook—or not at all. It’s up to you.
  2. You may post follow-up questions. If you have a question, chances are you are not alone. Others are likely thinking similarly. Therefore, I would rather receive your comments on my blog than via email.
  3. You may disagree with me. However, I ask that if you disagree with me—or anyone else—do so in a respectful manner.
  4. I reserve the right to delete your comments. This is my blog. I don’t have an obligation to publish your comments. You have the right to express your opinions in any manner you see fit on your blog, not mine.  I will delete your comments if you post something that is, in my opinion, (a) snarky; (b) off-topic; (c) harmful, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise degrades or encourages others to violate my sense of decorum and civility or any law, including intellectual property laws; or (d) “spam,” i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services. You may, however, post a link to your site or your most recent blog post.
  5. You retain ownership of your comments. I do not own any comments made on my site. By commenting on my site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you assume any liability that may result from those postings.
  6. You grant me a license to post your comments. This license is irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free. You grant me the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to my blog, in a book, a video, or presentation.

In short, my goal is to host meaningful conversations with caring, honest, and respectful people. I believe this simple comments policy will facilitate this.