Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A Brief Review of The Rules

A spam production line. Apparently, it's been too efficient lately. ;-) Image credit HaYnCaNdi808 (See NOTE below).

It would appear that a review of the rules about comments here is in order.

First, please avoid really long comments that repeat something written elsewhere. A link and a summary will do fine, thank you. Be creative.

Second, it's best to be substantive, particularly if you disagree with something I've written. Just calling names and leaving it at that won't work here. For an excellent example of how to do this, although not of how to follow the first rule, read the comments here. Personally, I think this person is a crank, but he made substantive points, and someone reading that article might be interested, so he stays.

Third, don't pretend to be someone you're not.

Finally, spam is not permitted here. There are many forms of spam, but one that's shown up here recently is in the form of a basically meaningless comment followed by a link to a commercial website, say something about credit. Such links will be deleted, and if they persist, the commenter will be reported to Blogger. If your comments disappeared today, you know who you are. Don't make me clean up more of your crap.

I know this isn't the first time I've written about this, so let's try to remember this time, OK? Enjoy the linky goodness, follow the rules, and everyone is happy.

NOTE: This site is in no way associated with the Hormel Foods Corporation, nor is the use of the image here intended to denigrate this product in any way. Its only intended use is humor.

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