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Comment Guidelines

I moderate comments on this blog primarily to kill the evil sp*m monster (surely the Voldemort of blogging), but also because I’ve had a few trolls under my bridge. Mostly I moderate after the fact, and if you’ve successfully posted on FRL before and haven’t been banned (which only happened to one person, a creep who posted homophobic comments), you should expect to see your post appear immediately.

Comments that have a good chance of staying posted on Free Range Librarian have these characteristics:

* Interesting, even if inaccurate or poorly-argued
* Amusing, intentionally or otherwise
* Historically significant
* Pertinent to the discussion
* Generally rounding things out
* Concurring (or intelligently disagreeing) with previous posts

Responding with “Jane, you ignorant slut” is not an example of intelligent disagreement.

Comments that have a good chance of never seeing the light of day have these characteristics:

* Rude, particularly to friends and colleagues of the site author
* Intolerant, particularly if homophobic, racist, sexist, or just plain mean-spirited

Restoration to posting status may require apologies and/or promises to behave better in the future.

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