We’re going to get into the thick of a lot of heated discussions and that’s okay. These discussions often entail topics that we all personally care a lot about and will passionately defend. But in order for discussions to thrive here, we need to remember to criticize ideas, not people.
We welcome relevant, respectful comments and encourage civilized discussion.
So, remember to avoid:
- ad hominem attacks
- Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content.
- knee-jerk contradiction
Comments that we find to be hateful, inflammatory, or harassing may be removed. If you don’t have something nice to say about another user, don’t say it. Treat others the way you’d like to be treated.
Moderators of RachelDotey.com reserve the right to edit formatting or delete comments as we see fit, without explanation.
Always strive to add value to every interaction and discussion you participate in.
Be sure your topic matches the general theme of the post. Here are some examples (not comprehensive, but you’ll get the idea) of types of comments that’ll ensure your failure to communicate:
- Comments that demonstrate you didn’t read, watch, or listen to the content
- Comments that simply restate or repeat information from the article and don’t carry the conversation forward
- Off-topic personal or professional rants
A discussion or comment that contains only a link to your blog, a product, or your article on another site will almost always be removed.
Choose Your (Curse) Words Wisely
Comments that contain profanity are automatically held for moderator review before being posted. Depending on the context of the comment, it may be removed. Profanity used to insult, antagonize, or inflame will always be removed.
Don’t Be a Jerk
Personal attacks and harassment will not be tolerated. Sexist, racist, misogynist, homophobic, and broad, offensive generalizations about groups of people are simply not allowed. Comments or discussions written intentionally to provoke will also be removed.
Don’t Copy and Paste
If you didn’t write it, or haven’t properly cited the article you’re quoting, don’t post it.
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For any comment, we reserve the right to edit, delete, move, or mark it as spam. We also reserve the right to block any IP address that violates this comment policy from commenting, subscribing, or accessing RachelDotey.com.
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We currently only support English-only discussions. Non-English comments and discussions will be removed.
Changes to this Statement
RachelDotey.com reserves the right to change this Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating the information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.
If you believe that we have not adhered to this statement, please contact the web administrator using the Contact Form or at:
PO Box 5116
Burlington, VT 05402
Policy effective as of May 1, 2018
Last updated on July 17, 2019.