This policy is valid from 15 October 2011. Last updated 13 January 2017.
Reader comments are encouraged. This is, after all, a big reason to host a blog. We welcome all opinions and vantage points and things up on this site can be very polarizing. All are welcome but please be respectful of one another. At Phacient, we firmly believe that we should celebrate our differences so you don’t have to agree with everything that someone says up here. Debate it, refute it, or flat out disagree with it but do it constructively and civilly.
We understand that things can sometimes get heated when in the thick of a great conversation. Do not personally attack anyone up on this site. This will not be tolerated.
When commenting, please use your real name. Our commenting system makes it easy since you can log in with any number of pre-established profiles you use every day. Do not use “keywords” as your commenter name — this is spammy and a tactic employed by paid blog commenters. If you are concerned about privacy, then use an alias (John Smith, Jane Doe, first name only, etc.) Keyword names will be removed and banned. No exceptions
Spam of any kind is not tolerated on this site. There are multiple anti-spam mechanisms in place up here, but occasionally something may get through. In addition to the “typical” spammy things such as prescription medication, student loan consolidation and timeshare sales, blatant self-promotion and advertising will not be tolerated. Advertise your business on your own site, like we do here. Again, offenders will be removed and banned. When in doubt, ask. We monitor the blog and will quickly let you know if your request is unreasonable.
We will rarely edit a comment, but will never change its intent. We will edit a comment for its format. This is usually done in cases where the comment format creates a display issue on the site. We will also add/edit/remove URLs to better service our readers. Strong language may be edited. We feel our readers are mature and responsible enough to express themselves at their own discretion. If we feel it’s inappropriate we will edit it at our discretion.
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