Welcome to the blog’s commenting policy page!
I love that our community is passionate about all things drama, and I love when you guys get together and share your thoughts and ideas.
Therefore, comments are welcomed and encouraged on this site.
Here are some Do’s and Don’ts of writing a good comment, I hope these will be helpful in keeping things fun and enjoyable for everyone, here on the blog!
1. Post in English.
Or, if you’re using a phrase from another language to make a point, do provide translations for others, in English.
2. Use the spoiler tags, if posting spoilers.
This also applies to reviews of shows, because some readers who haven’t watched the show, like to scan the comments, to see how other people have responded to the show. It’s just safer to hide spoilers from new and unsuspecting eyes.
If you’re participating in a Group Watch, use the Spoiler Zones (typically opened with each week’s Open Threads) to discuss spoilers.
3. Be patient.
If your post doesn’t appear immediately, it could be a cache thing, or your comment might have been picked up by the spam filter, for length &/or external links.
Don’t worry, I will fish out those comments and approve them, so there is no need to post your comment multiple times.
4. Do break up your comments into paragraphs.
This makes your thoughts more accessible to others, and easier to digest, versus a big block of text.
This means that it’s that much more likely that others will read what you have to say, and respond to you. Win-win!
1. Don’t post spam.
Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature will be deleted.
2. Don’t use profanity of any kind.
Comments including profanity will be deleted.
3. Basically don’t be offensive.
Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted. This may include, but is not limited to, abusive, threatening, pornographic, offensive, misleading or libelous language.
4. Don’t troll, harass, attack or be otherwise nasty to other folks on the site.
Comments that attack an individual directly will be deleted.
5. Don’t flood the comments section with duplicate comments.
This is unhelpful to other readers, and is not ok. This does not add value to the conversation, and in fact, discourages healthy discourse, which is what I’d like our comment sections to be about.
6. Don’t create multiple email accounts to post comments.
Trust me, it’s easy to tell when that happens.
If you post under multiple email accounts in order to get around the commenting policy, I reserve the right to ban you and your IP address, from the blog’s comment sections.
Edited to add:
THREE STRIKES POLICY
To protect the interests of everyone in the community, as well as in the interest of keeping the blog a welcoming and safe zone, I am implementing a 3 strikes policy.
This means that if you are found to be in violation of the commenting policy, you will receive up to 2 warning emails. If you continue to willfully violate the commenting policy thereafter, you will be blocked from commenting on the site.
Basically, let’s all be as kind, helpful and civil as possible, to one another, as we have our discussions.
Thank you for being here, and I hope you’ll enjoy the conversations here on the blog!
PS: To find out more about the commenting system that we use here on the blog, and learn how to get the most out of it, you can visit this post. I hope that helps!