New policy regarding comments

(Yes, I realise this is common sense and most of you get it.)

Comment moderation has been enabled on this blog as the result of a few alarming experiences with threatening comments a while back. I generally approve of comments as soon as I see them. If you’ve left a comment and it hasn’t been approved, it might be for any of these reasons.

  1. I haven’t seen it yet. I’ve been offline or blogger has failed at email notifications (in which case I’ll see it next time I sign in). I’m sorry for the delay and I’ll approve it when I can.
  2. You commented solely to tell me to visit your blog. No, sorry. If you want people to read what you write, try actually responding to their posts.
  3. Your comment was blatantly racist, sexist, ablist, homophobic, transphobic, etc. I might occasionally let a comment like this through to mock it, but many of my readers face this stuff in real life on a daily basis and there’s no reason they should have to put up with more. Yes, this is censorship. No, free speech doesn’t mean you get to parade your various prejudices on my blog. This is not a difficult concept.

Apart from this stuff, I don’t ask for perfect spelling or grammar (because I get that there are situations where that isn’t possible, and because I’d probably invalidate myself as a commentor if I did) but try to be as coherent as possible.
Do try to stay on topic, and if that isn’t possible pay me extravagant compliments to make up for it.

That’s all, I think.

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