Comments Policy

NOTE: The author is required to be registered and logged in to leave a comment. Email addresses remain private, but must be a legitimate email address. For a comment to appear instantly, the author must have a previously approved comment registered via an email address. If they don’t, or they use a fake email, the comment will be marked as “pending” until it is approved. As well, certain words are flagged.

Making Comments and Comment Moderation

Everyone and anyone is encouraged to make comments on MyWHaT. In fact, it is a general goal behind this blog to generate community discussion. As an author, I know I like being challenged as well as supported.

I also expect to be enlightened by reader’s comments.

I watch, respond to and moderate comments as timely as possible. As well, most anything goes as long as it’s not directly attacking someone, attempting to direct market a product, incomprehensible or completely out of context of the subject. If a comment is “not approved“, the author will be contacted, if an email is provided, and given an opportunity to alter the comment.

Why Even Have A Policy?

This policy is simply trying to keep the discussion focused on the content and avoid spiraling to a level of negativity where and when most people choose not to bother; we’ve all seen those websites. Everyone has a right to contribute to the discussion and not be attacked. That said, pointing out weaknesses in arguments is often needed and encouraged–I just ask that we be nice about it.

The vast majority of people who comment are respectful and focused on moving discussions forward.

Some Specifics 

  • If you post a comment with 2 or more links, your comment will be marked “waiting for approval“, so don’t be surprised if it doesn’t show-up immediately.
  • If you have an image that you’d like to add to your comment, you may send that to the editor for embedding into your comment after it’s been published.
  • Once you make a comment, changes are not possible by the reader. Readers that make comments that are completely incoherent due to spelling/grammatical errors, may have the comment “unapproved” and be asked to resubmit. There is a high tolerance here, as I am prone to over-looking my own grammatical weaknesses (I typically catch them only after hitting “publish”).
  • When possible, add paragraph breaks in long comments. Large chunks of text are very difficult to read. White-space makes the content easier to read and understand. Where obvious, the editor may add spacing between paragraphs.
  • At this time, there is no word limit, however, if you have that much to say you should consider creating your own BLOG and then trackback to the post. The administrators hold the right to not publish lengthy or repetitive comments.
  • Please use a valid e-mail address when commenting. It will not be displayed and you will not be subscribed to any mailing list. You may be contacted by the editor.
  • By posting your comments to MyWHaT you are granting MyWHaT the right, in perpetuity, to use and/or display them for editorial purposes.
  • The administrators of this blog are under no obligation to publish readers’ comments.

If you’d like to send a message, you can use the form below.

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  1. jenn.
    January 19, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Definitely plan a Michigan brunch! Thanks to Dottie -her LGRAB brunch is a special kind of advocacy- women who bike getting to sit down together with other women who bike is really amazing. It is so fun. You will so glad you did. Just choose a place and a date and see what happens!

  1. December 9, 2010 at 9:22 am

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