Some notes about commenting

15 Sep

Purple Sage

I don’t have a comments policy, because I expect people to just know how to properly comment on a blog. However, once in a while I have to make a few clarifications. Recently there have been some comment threads shut down, and I have been seeing some comments come in that make me cringe. It’s time to address a few points.

  1. I expect you to follow my lead in terms of the tone of your comments. If I’ve written something lighthearted and silly, then feel free to be lighthearted and silly in the comments, and don’t worry about going off-topic. If I’ve written a serious post about something like violence or homophobia or rape culture, then I expect people to respect the topic and know that is not the sort of post where you start chatting to people about your pets or favourite recipes. (I’m not saying someone did exactly that…

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