Hey everyone! We've got comment capability! From now on, you'll be able to comment on certain of my blog posts.
I'm not going to leave every post open to comments, because I have to moderate them, and that would take more time than I've got, what with the column and the book and the other job and Milo and Mr. Improbable and "Lost" and everything. So I'll put a note on posts that are open to comment threads. You can also see which posts have comments because there will be a link to "Comments" next to the post title.
Having comments will be a great way of helping me hear from you, and also for all you excellent folks to discuss among yourselves some, too. Like the chats, it's a way of making Miss Conduct/Mind Over Manners more of a community thing, a space where your voices and concerns can be heard.
1. Play nice. I don't really have to explain this, I hope. Disagreement is fine but unkindness is not. No cheap shots based on gender, race, religion, sexual preference, neighborhood, party affiliation, handedness, reproductive status, social class, body type, occupation, country of origin, or astrological sign, EVER.
2. Keep it clean. No profanity worse than "hell" or "damn," nothing that isn't PG-rated. I'm not easily offended, personally (if I couldn't handle profanity, my favorite show wouldn't be "Deadwood") but there's a place for that kind of thing, and here ain't it.
3. All posts are moderated by me. I'll disallow anything inappropriate, and I might edit your post if I need to.
4. All posts are moderated, even if I know and trust you. That's just how the software works. So be patient if you don't see your comment up right away. I'll get to the moderation queue as fast as I can (I like seeing what comes in!) but I do have places to be, sometimes. Also, I do not work on Saturdays, so if you post a comment after sundown on Friday, it will be 24 hours before it goes up.
So let's roll! I'm going to open this post up for comments, so that I can practice using the software. Introduce yourself and pass the canapes.
UPDATE: Comments on this thread are now closed.
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