So you want to comment on my blog. Cool! But before you do, there are a few rules you need to be aware of.
First and foremost, my blog is a safe space. This means absolutely no racism, sexism, ageism, anti-LGBT statements, classism, ableism, or anything else that might be construed as offensive to an underprivileged group. Please be respectful of others, especially those who are different from you. This also means that if your comment contains material that might be triggering to others, please use a trigger warning or content note. Thanks.
Second, there’s a whole host of words that will get your comment moderated if you use them. Swear words are fine. Racist, sexist, etc. slurs are not. Rule of thumb: if you’re wondering whether using a particular word will get you moderated, it probably will.
Third, don’t troll. If your intent (or apparent intent) is to provoke or upset people, or I don’t feel you’re commenting in good faith, you won’t comment. It’s pretty simple.
Fourth, if your comment would be right at home on a place like Stormfront or the Slymepit, it probably won’t be allowed here. Also, if you’re welcome there, you’re not welcome here. I have standards.
All first-time commenters automatically go into moderation. If your first comment is approved, you can comment freely. If you break these rules, you may go back on moderation.
I’m a fan of second chances. Unless you storm into the comments posting a fifteen page opus about how feminists and the Jews are ruining everything (which has happened), you won’t get banned for your first violation. However, I don’t believe in third, fourth, or fifth chances. If you can’t respect my blog and my rules, you can’t comment here. It’s that simple.
Obligatory Freeze Peach Notification: On this blog, you have no right to free speech. You do not get to say whatever you want, without repercussions. You get to say whatever you want as long as it fits within the guidelines listed here. If you can’t handle that, don’t comment. This is my space and my platform. I am not obliged to allow you to comment. Commenting is a privilege, not a right. Try to keep that in mind.
All this said, I’m fairly light on the banhammer. As long as you don’t say anything absurdly offensive, you’ll be okay. Just be respectful of me, other commenters, and the subjects on this blog, and try not to be an asshole. Thanks!