Comments Policy

Discussion RoomIf you have any questions about what we do or do not think about comments, this comment policy should answer them. However, as long as you maintain gentlemanly etiquette, you should not have to worry about running afoul of this policy.

  1. Comment Form Guidelines: The comment form must be filled in with a legitimate sounding name and (optional) URL.  Comments using keywords, spam or splog-like URLs, or suspicious information in the comment form will be edited or deleted.
  2. Email Privacy: Email addresses are required for commenting, and they are not published on the blog, nor shared. They may be used by the blog owner to privately contact the commenter.
  3. Commenter Privacy and Protection: All email, snail mail, phone numbers, and any private and personal information posted in any comment will be deleted as soon as possible to protect the privacy of the commenter. To prevent such editing, never share this private information within the blog comment.
  4. Language and Manners: This blog is “gentleman-friendly” and comments which include offensive or inappropriate language, or considered by the blog owner and administrator to be rude and offensive, will be edited or deleted. Be manly; avoid foul language and foul manners.
  5. A Comment is Conversation: A comment which does not add to the conversation, runs off on an inappropriate tangent, or kills the conversation may be edited, moved, or deleted.  Manly men improve conversations.
  6. Article Corrections: Corrections (i.e., of spelling, grammar, or factual problems) is welcome.  However, after being read, your comment will be deleted so that the main conversation is not disrupted.
  7. Limit Links: Any blog comment with more than four links is automatically marked as comment spam.
  8. What To Do If Your Comment Does Not Appear: If you leave a comment on this blog and it does not appear in a reasonable time period, and you know that it does not violate these Comment Policies, contact me.
  9. No Personal Attack Comments Permitted: In the interest of fair play, no personal attacks are permitted in this blog’s comments. You may question or argue the content, but not attack the blogger, nor any other commenters. Failure to respect fellow participants on this blog could result in removal and blocked access.  Gentlemen avoid ad hominem (Latin: “against the man“) attacks.
  10. Comment Spam: Any comment assumed to be possible comment spam will be deleted and marked as comment spam.
  11. Commenters Blocked: Anyone who violates this Comments Policy may be blocked from future access and/or commenting on this blog.
  12. All Rights Reserved: The blog owner, administrator, contributor, editor, and/or author reserve the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments. They also have the right to block access to any one or group from commenting or from the entire blog. The commenter retains the copyright on their own comments.
  13. Hold Harmless: All comments within this blog are the responsibility of the commenter, not the blog owner, administrator, contributor, editor, or author. By submitting a comment on our blog, you agree that the comment content is your own, and to hold this site, Practical Manliness, and all subsidiaries and representatives harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability.  Gentlemen take responsibility for their own actions (and, in this case, words).