Comment Policy

It’s a blog – so that means there’s a conversation. Since we’re going to have a conversation, let’s use names, shall we?

I’ll never know if you are using a nickname, or if you made one up. The point is we’re going to be polite on this site. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? I hope so. I’m trying to follow my own rules…

Not everything goes. Any comment placed on becomes the property of You are making a public post on a public Web site, and it will be displayed and used as such. I reserve the right to edit comments. In general, I don’t do that unless you ask me to, or your comments are offensive.

Your comment may be removed or edited. In general, I don’t do this unless it falls under one of the following bullets:

  • Leaving your comment as is would promote bad karma
  • Your comment does not add value to the photo or conversation
  • You include links that are not related to the photo or conversation

In addition, I do not allow links that I consider inappropriate for my children to click. So if your site is selling bongs, you shouldn’t leave a comment here.

Okay, wrapping it up, make sure your comments are relevant. Use your name. Practice good karma.


I ask you to use a human name. I collect your email address. What do I do with these things?

First, I might send you an email asking you to sign up for a Gravatar. That’s so you can have a picture or icon next to your comment. Something that represents you.

Second, I might write an email to you if I want to communicate without posting to the blog. If I do this, it’s me writing an actual email. No robots.

That’s it. I don’t share your email address with anyone. Ever. I hate spam as much as you do.

I’ve taken reasonable precautions to ensure that your email address remains private. I’m using open source software to create the site, and it’s updated regularly. I believe that my hosting company does a decent job keeping my account secure. That said, the world is a dangerous place, and you’re using the Internet. It’s a pretty wild place out there. Sometimes bad things happen. Sometimes email addresses are hacked. I’m not some sort of uber-blog security expert, so what you see is what you get.

Please use the Internet at your own risk.  Thank you!