Please review the following guidelines before commenting on the blog. Comments on blog entries will be accepted at the discretion of the blog owner in line with the following policies:
Registration Guidelines: All commenters are required to register using a valid e-mail address before posting on the site. All users must select a username and password, and they must verify their account through a link sent to the e-mail address used during registration. Comments using keywords, spam or splog-like URLs, or suspicious information in the comment form will be edited or deleted. Commenters may include links to their own blogs or sites on the comment form, so long as those URLs lead to sites with no inappropriate or spam content; the blog owner reserves the right to edit these links if they are broken or inappropriate.
Email Privacy: Email addresses are required for commenting, and they are neither published on the blog nor shared. They may be used by the blog owner to contact the commenter privately.
Commenter Privacy and Protection: All email addresses, snail mail addresses, phone numbers, and any private and personal information posted in any comment will be deleted as soon as possible to protect the privacy of the commenter. To prevent such editing, never share this private information within the blog comment.
Language and Manners: This blog is family friendly, and comments which include overtly offensive or inappropriate language, or are considered by the blog owner to be rude and offensive, will be edited or deleted. Sexual content is specifically prohibited.
Limit Links: This blog is set up to automatically hold any blog comment with a large number of links in moderation, which may delay your comment from appearing on this blog. Any blog comment with more than four links could be marked as spam by the blog's spam filter.
No Personal Attack Comments Permitted: In the interest of fair play, no personal attacks are permitted in this blog’s comments. You may question or argue the content, but you may not personally attack the blogger nor any other commenters. Failure to respect fellow participants on this blog could result in removal and blocked access.
Hold Harmless: All comments within this blog are the responsibility of the commenter, not the blog owner. By submitting a comment on this blog, you agree that the comment content is your own, and to hold this site, Mad Hattery, and all subsidiaries and representatives harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability.
Comment Spam: Any comment assumed to be possible spam will be marked and deleted as such. This blog uses a spam filter to help cope with large numbers of spam comments.
Commenters Blocked: Anyone who violates this comments policy may be blocked from future access and/or commenting on this blog. The blog owner has the right to determine which users have violated the policy and to prohibit those users from participating as a result.
All Rights Reserved: The blog owner reserves the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments. The blog owner also has the right to block access to any one or group from commenting or from the entire blog.
What To Do If Your Comment Does Not Appear: If you leave a comment on this blog and it does not appear in a reasonable time period, and you know that it does not violate these comment policies, contact the blogger via e-mail. If your comment has violated any of these policies, the blog owner will not respond to your message; if it has not violated any of these policies, the blog owner will attempt to resolve the situation in a timely manner.
This commenting policy was adapted from that of the Blog Herald.