Comment Policy

Comment Form Guidelines
The comment form must be filled in with a proper or legitimate sounding name and optionally, a URL (link to your blog or web page). Comments using keywords, spam or spam-like URLs, or suspicious information in the comment form will be edited or deleted.

Email Privacy
Email addresses are required for commenting, and they are never published on the blog, nor shared. They may be used by the blog owner to privately contact the commenter.  Additionally, any replies to your comment may be emailed directly to the email address you provide privately, but under no circumstances will your email address be shared with anyone except for the blog owner.

Commenter Privacy and Protection
All email, snail mail, phone numbers, and any private and personal information posted in any comment will likely be deleted as soon as possible to protect the privacy of the commenter. To prevent such editing, never share this private information within the blog comment.  Never post any personally identifiable information of any kind.

Language and Manners
This blog is “family friendly” and comments which include offensive or inappropriate language, or considered by the blog owner and administrator to be rude and offensive, will be edited or deleted.

A Comment is Conversation
A comment which does not add to the conversation, runs of on an inappropriate tangent, or kills the conversation may be edited, moved, or deleted.

Limit Links
This blog is setup to automatically hold any blog comment with more than two links in moderation, which may delay your comment from appearing on this blog. Any blog comment with more than four links could be marked as comment spam.  This blog also uses advanced algorithms which will hold such comments until they can be approved by an administrator.  This linking function is also completely optional.

Limit Images
Images are allowed in comments, within reason.  The blog owner, administrator, contributor, editor, and/or author reserve the right to edit, delete, move, resize, or remove images from comments for any reason, at any time.

How The Blogger Will Respond
Comments on this blog will only be responded to in direct response to the blog comment. The blogger will not respond privately via email or other communication method to a blog comment.

What To Do If Your Comment Does Not Appear
If you leave a comment on this blog and it does not appear in a reasonable time period, and you know that it does not violate these Comment Policies, contact the blog owner at tom@tomslatin.com.

No Personal Attack Comments Permitted
In the interest of fair play, no personal attacks are permitted in this blog’s comments. You may question or argue the content, but not attack the blogger, nor any other commenters. Failure to respect fellow participants on this blog could result in removal and in extreme cases, blocked access.

Comment Spam
Any comment assumed to be possible comment spam will be deleted and marked as comment spam.  This blog uses sophisticated software to automatically screen out spam comments.

Commenters Blocked
Anyone who violates this Comments Policy may be blocked from future access and/or commenting on this blog.

All Rights Reserved
The blog owner, administrator, contributor, editor, and/or author reserve the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments. They also have the right to block access to any one or group from commenting or from the entire blog.

Hold Harmless
All comments within this blog are the responsibility of the commenter, not the blog owner, administrator, contributor, editor, or author. By submitting a comment on our blog, you agree that the comment content is your own, and to hold this site, TomSlatin.com, and all subsidiaries and representatives harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability.

Ownership
Any and all comments posted to this blog or website become the exclusive property of TomSlatin.com.  By submitting your comments, you grant TomSlatin.com an irrevocable right and licence to use your comments in any way it chooses, without compensation.

Trackbacks Are Comments
All trackbacks will be treated inline with our Comments Policy.

Comments Submitted By Email
Any comment or discussion which concerns or is in direct response to any specific post that is sent via email to tom@tomslatin.com may get posted as a comment and will be subject to the same terms, conditions, and rules stated within this policy.