Commenters Bill of Rights

  • You have the right to comment – for as long as the owners of the blog feel like granting it to you.
  • You have the right to be banned at any time, for any reason, real or imagined and for any period of time from minutes to years.
  • You have the right to have your comment deleted for any reason without any explanation.
  • You have the right to point out someone’s poor argument. You do not, in turn, have the right to be offended when someone does it to you.
  • You have the right to have an opinion – you do not have the right to demand that everyone value your opinion or even care about your opinion.
  • You have the right not to take anyone’s opinion seriously – you do not have the right to demand that someone take YOU seriously.
  • You have the right to sarcasm as form of “argument” as long as you understand that sarcasm conveys absolutely no truth and no fact.
  • You have the right to an explanation for being banned. That explanation may or may not come before you are banned.
  • You have the right to be civil.
  • You have the right to be a bigot – just not on this blog.
  • You have the right to be free of purely ad hominem attacks.

Shorter Commenters Bill of Rights:

  • Don’t be a dick.

Sean Bannion

PS. If you use a fake e-mail address, then don’t expect an explanation. [CBD]