ground rules

Ground rules for commenting on my blog

For my own benefit, I’m going to define the rules a little differently than on the IE Blog, or than my previous blog.

  1. No obscenities.
  2. Don’t be a dick. I get to violate this one if I feel like it, though I shouldn’t; but then, it’s my blog.
  3. If you want to make snide comments about Microsoft, I invite you to do them on your blog. If you’d like to offer constructive criticism – say, about how we can all move the web forward, and what different action you’d want from Microsoft to make that happen – I’d love to hear it. If you just want to bitch, or your post falls into the category of “personal abuse,” I will delete it.
  4. If you’re obviously just trolling past – say, if you enter an obviously fake email address with a snide comment – I will probably delete your comments. I look at this pretty much every day; I don’t need that.

That’s it.  I don’t expect commenters to be Microsoft fans; I do expect you all to be civil and have good intentions of making the web better.  So far I’ve only deleted one comment – I feel pretty good about that.