Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Note on Comments

I love comments.  I've never had any bad comments on my posts (at least not in writing or to my face), but I wouldn't hate that either.  Well, I would, but only on a personal level and only because I want everyone to love me.

Anyone can comment.  You can comment annonymously or you can sign in on a Google account.  I prefer civilized communication, and wouldn't leave a post that contained ugly comments about someone else, but I'm pretty flexible.

If I decided to delete a comment, I'd explain why.  And that's what I'm doing now.

Some people have noticed that on a couple of posts there is a note "comment deleted."  I deleted these because they were spam.  Although most of them are simply selling stuff (and have the pictures to prove it), some have dangerous links.  I hate to even check them out.  One time someone put a comment in French that linked to a viagra ad.  A couple of links are in a language I can't get translated, and I delete them on the assumption that they are selling porn or sending secret messages to Osama bin Laden.  That's the way I am.

Please comment.  Please use a language I can understand or can have translated.  I speak three languages: English, sarcasm, and profanity, but I don't use profanity here.  (I stole that line from someone of Facebook.)  I can have French, German, Spanish, Italian, possibly Japanese and Chinese, and maybe Greek and Russian translated.  This is not to say I encourage that, because although I've had visitors from around the globe, this is an English-speaking blog and the whole point is to communicate, right?

And to sum up: go ahead and comment.  No SPAM.

And thank you for being here.  Y'all come back, y'here?

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