11 February 2012

New Rules of the House

Filed under: Reflections — ktismatics @ 10:36 am

I’m glad when people read and comment on the blog. Off-topic comments? Not a problem. What I don’t like is when commenters start sniping at each other, or at me.

No one will be banned from commenting for what they say here or on other blogs. Comments moderation stays on, meaning I approve all comments before they’re posted. There will be no more editing by me of comment content in order to purge the offensive bits. If in my judgment there’s any trash talk directed at other bloggers, the whole comment is trashed. I will try my best to enforce these standards consistently, even if it means deleting some salient or entertaining remarks.

Thank you. Now can I get anyone another cup of coffee?



  1. Why, how dare you Sir! This tyranny will not stand! I demand to be indulged in my worst impulses! To dump on your sofa for you to clean up! To trample your boundaries whilst peevishly defending my own! For my bile to be your nectar! Argh! Grrr! Pshaw! And so on.


    Comment by Carl — 13 February 2012 @ 12:25 pm

  2. Thumbs down! Oh wait… maybe this is sarcasm…


    Comment by ktismatics — 13 February 2012 @ 12:56 pm

  3. So hard to know. I try to be sarcastic all the time so there’s never a doubt, but so far the perfect record escapes me. Have you heard about sartalics, the new web sarcasm typeface? Fortunately, italics already work for irony.


    Comment by Carl — 13 February 2012 @ 1:22 pm

  4. Supposedly the inability to detect sarcasm is indicative of autism and Alzheimer’s. So if I misconstrue authorial intent I’ve got two good excuses lined up.


    Comment by ktismatics — 13 February 2012 @ 2:25 pm

  5. What are you insinuating?


    Comment by Carl — 14 February 2012 @ 2:40 pm

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