We invite comments on this blog and want to encourage meaningful, civil, and focused discussion.
- Be respectful and civil to others.
- Comments containing profanity, name-calling, or racist epithets (or user names) will be deleted.
- Comments should respond to the topic of the original post. Attempts to derail or dominate a comments thread will get your post deleted.
- Comments may agree or disagree with the content of a post.
- Comments by people deemed to be trolls, sock puppets, or flame warriors by the blog administrators will be deleted.
- Comments that appear on the blog do not necessarily reflect the views of the blog administrators.
- Comments are approved at the discretion of blog administrators.
- To comment, users must register (see instructions below).
Comment rules are subject to change at the blog administrators’ discretion.
How to Register
Commenting is easy and encouraged, and most users can go directly to the REGISTRATION PAGE. These detailed guidelines are intended to provide step-by-step instructions for users that may be unfamiliar with blog registration.
- Everyone must be registered at this blog in order to comment.
- To register, GO HERE.
- You must use a valid email address because you will need to check it for your password.
- Once you have your password, you can login to comment with your user name and your password.
How to Comment
These detailed guidelines are intended to provide step-by-step instructions for users that may be unfamiliar with blog commenting.
- Each entry on the blog is called a “post.” At the bottom of each post, there is a link next to the word “Comment.” (It’s a number that changes depending on the number of comments on that post.)
- Click on the number, next to the word “Comment.”
- You should see “Leave a Reply” and “You must be logged in.”
- Click on the linked text on “logged in.”
- Type in your user name and your password.
- A dialogue box should appear where you can type your comment.
- When you’re finished, click “Submit Comment.”
- You can reply to the original post or you can reply to a comment, by clicking on the word “Reply.”
- If you’re replying to another comment, you’re responding more to that comment than you are to the content of the original post.
“Like” or “Dislike”
- In addition to commenting, visitors to the site can post reactions to other people’s comments by clicking on the “Like” or “Dislike” buttons at the bottom of each comment.
- Typically, this indicates that you “like” or “dislike” the content of the person’s comment, not the person.