Comment Policy

I welcome comments that add to discussions of writing, editing, and publishing that begin on this website. Reader's thoughts can be helpful for other readers, and I enjoy hearing others' opinions, even when they differ from my own.

However, in the interest of keeping this website a peaceful, positive, and creative place to learn and discuss the art of language, I reserve the right to delete comments that contain material I deem to be inappropriate, including (but not limited to) the following: 

  • Slander, personal attacks or abusive, hateful, offensive, or racist language or material.
  • Spam or links to spam (repeated attempts to redirect readers to another website are considered spam).
  • Comments off-topic to the article.
  • All capital letters.
  • Intentionally inflammatory rhetoric.
  • Links to inappropriate or unrelated content.
  • Identical, repetitive comments posted on multiple articles.
  • Excessively long URLs
  • Graphics
  • Personal information, such as addresses, phone numbers, emails, etc.
  • Blatantly promotional content.
  • Reproduced copyrighted articles from other sources: provide a link only.
  • More than 1,000 words. Text continued to another post to bypass the 1000-word limit will be deleted.

Individual commenters may be banned permanently and without notice for repeated violations of these guidelines.

Thank you for reading these guidelines. I hope to hear from you in the comment section of my blog.