Conversation is important. It's a vital tool for learning, for seeing an issue or idea from another person's perspective, for getting to know others, for making connections. I gladly welcome and encourage conversations and comments here on this little ol' blog of mine. With that in mind, there are a few provisos:
* I welcome robust discussion, debate, even disagreement. However, there's no need to be rude, dismissive, or insulting. Personal attacks on either me or others are not conducive to productive conversation and will be removed. Think of it like this: you are a guest in my (online) home. Please act like it or you will be asked to leave...
* I will delete comments that are primarily for the purpose of promoting your own blog (i.e. "Great post! Come visit my website at www.blahblahblah..."). That's not a conversation, that's advertising. For free. In my space. If you have something substantial to add, by all means do so. You can even include a link to a relevant post on your site. But don't use my website just to promote yours.
* Please limit your use of profanity. While I'll probably let the "biblical" words slide - and I've even been known to use one a time or two - the more graphic ones will get deleted, no matter how on point the rest of your comment is. For too many people, such language shuts down the conversation. If you can't make your point without offensive language, you need to re-think your methodology.
I think that's it for now, but I reserve the right to add more delete-able offenses here as the need arises.