To everyone who decides to comment on a post – thank you! If you have a direct question about anything I’ve written, or feel that there’s an angle you could add to stimulate discussion, what you have to say is totally welcome. Short or long, scholarly or clueless, all sincere engagement is encouraged.
Please be respectful of others when posting, particularly if the topic is an issue that doesn’t directly affect you. Privilege is an important thing to recognise, and we all have it in some ways or other. At the same time, don’t be scared of looking for information on areas you’re not familiar with.
Only ground rules are fairly easy:
– Don’t post any personal details you’re not happy for the entire internet to be able to read. Don’t compromise your, on anyone else’s safety with what you say.
– No abuse/personal attacks etc. Posts of this nature will be deleted.
– No spam, that is, no linking to stuff that you haven’t given any explanation as being relevant to the post/discussion in question.
– No gratuitous bad language. Given the nature of what may be discussed, it’s entirely possible that the F-word and the C-word (etc.) may come up in perfectly legitimate contexts. this sort of thing is fine. I only don’t shout them brazenly here due to it being a first-port-of-call page, and I wouldn’t want to offend anyone not sure of what they’re getting themselves in for. Likewise the usage of something to show really strong emphasis isn’t going to get an otherwise thoughtful post deleted. Just…use your judgement. ‘Kay?
It will be my policy not to delete posts that aren’t offensive or spam. I don’t wish to disrupt thread-conversations by removing things people change their minds on. If ever a situation comes up where this is particularly problematic, email me and we’ll talk.