Comments Policy

I want you to be able to participate in the conversation, and a few ground rules about comments will give everyone a chance to be heard. By posting a comment on my blog, you agree to the following:

  1. You may comment without registering. If you want, you can log in, but it’s not required.
  2. You may comment anonymously. If for whatever reason you’d prefer to stay anonymous, you can. I may change this if abused.
  3. You may post follow-up questions. If you have a question, chances are someone else reading also does, so I’d rather you post the question for all to see.
  4. You may disagree with me. Debate is highly encouraged. If you disagree with me or anyone else commenting, do so in a respectful way, shouting matches are no fun for anyone.
  5. I reserve the right to delete your comments. This is my blog and I have no obligation to publish your comments. You can always do so on your own blog. I will delete your comments if I deem them (a) snarky; (b) off-topic; (c) libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violates 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.
  6. You retain ownership of your comments. I do not own them and I expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from them. By commenting on my site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve me from any and all liability that may result from those postings.
  7. You grant me a license to post your comments. This license is worldwide, 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 a blog, in a book, a video, or presentation.

My goal is to make interesting conversations and free exchange of ideas, and I think this comment policy will help that.