I welcome your comments about Looking Closer… either as “Comments” posted right onto the site, or sent to me via email!
The blog automatically sends all comments to a Moderation bin, where they wait for my eventual attention, consideration, and moderation. I will read your comment eventually… but I may not get to it right away. If you don’t see it on my blog, do not send it repeatedly.
I will select some comments for posting. The rest I will treat just like email messages to me. That’s up to me.
I embrace The Welborn Protocol: Anything you post in a Comment can and will be “bloggable” unless you specifically request otherwise. That is to say, I may quote you and identify you in a subsequent blog post without asking for permission.
I reserve the right to delete and/or ban comment-posters in order to promote civil discourse and to cultivate a welcoming, neighborly Looking Closer community.
Want to get banned from comment privileges? Say something insulting.
Want to increase the likelihood that your comment says in storage for a long time? Write a really long comment.
Blogging is what I do for fun. If dealing with your comments becomes less than enjoyable — and I do enjoy civil, good-humored debate — I’ll stop paying attention to them.
Truth is — I don’t sit and review comments all day. I review them occasionally, when I have some spare moments.
Carry on conversation, criticism, and debate as if you are a guest at my dinner table: That means, speak with grace and respect. Please, no manifestos; no line-by-line eviscerations of others’ comments; no mean-spiritedness or condescending generalizations about any group of people, including atheists, Republicans, Democrats, Protestants, Catholics, or people who like Coldplay. (I may be lenient on that last one.) If your Comments are consistently characterized by contrariness, I’ll notice and start deleting them.