Perishable Press Comment Policy

Before you comment here at Perishable Press, please take a moment to review the official comment policy. Here is a simplified overview of the complete policy:

Comments are open to everyone. Name and email are required. Email kept private, never shared. Website URL optional. The form accepts basic XHTML. Line and paragraph breaks automatic. Please wrap each segment or line of code in <code> tags (no <pre> tags). I reserve the right to edit/delete any comment. Spam will be deleted. Pointless and otherwise lame comments may be deleted. Please stay on topic and comment intelligently.

Official Comment Policy

First, everyone has something to say, including people who disagree with your opinion. One of the purposes of this site is to provide an open forum where everyone is entitled to express their ideas. The goal is to encourage new ways of thinking by listening to the thoughts of others. If your goal is merely to argue and rant about some particular issue, please unload yourself somewhere else. If, on the other hand, you are genuinely interested in exploring the topic at hand with openness and honesty, then by all means, get involved. We are all looking forward to hearing your opinions and learning from your ideas.

As for the fine print, there are a few additional points, encompassing several technical and administrative aspects of the commenting process. First of all, use your real name or nickname, not a site name or business name. Using a site name or business name is a good way to get your link or comment removed. Technically, commentators must provide a valid email address. All email addresses will be kept completely private and never will be shared with anyone. Each comment author may provide an optional website link, which will be served with the author’s name. If you do not provide a website link, your author name will be displayed in text only. When leaving a comment, basic XHTML (e.g., <em>, <strong>, <a>, etc.) may be used to format the text. Line breaks and paragraph tags are automatic. Please wrap code examples in <code> tags. Also, please note that certain comments are moderated; if your comment does not appear after several days, or if you wish to comment privately, contact me.

Administratively, any comment left at Perishable Press may be reproduced in any available medium without limit or compensation. Eventually, I intend to publish a book based on the content produced and/or presented here at Perishable Press. Any featured comments will give credit to the original commentator, based on the author name that is provided with the comment. Likewise, if a website has been associated with the author’s name, it too will be attributed to the comment. Comments left at Perishable Press are subject to editing and/or removal at my discretion, although I try to refrain from this as much as possible. Most often, comments will be edited for formatting purposes, or when the author has requested modification. All comments are the opinions of their respective commentators. I am in no way responsible for the content of comments left by others here at Perishable Press. Finally, all correspondence that occurs outside of comment contents will be kept private, unless permission is obtained from all involved parties.

Pretty basic stuff, if you ask me. Of course, if you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact Jeff at this domain.

Notes on Comment Formatting

When it comes to writing and formatting your comments, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • URLs and email addresses are automatically linked
  • You may use basic HTML to format your comment
  • To include a line of code, wrap it with <code> tags
  • For multiple lines of code, wrap each line with <code> tags