There have been several subtle changes to the policies over the last year worth reading. However, an update today is worth mentioning on the main portion of this site. Please take this seriously.
This blog and its commenting system are currently open to all new readers. However, having had visits from particularly nasty trolls* we have banned a few people from commenting and from the site altogether.
If you have any questions, please e-mail the blog administrator.
* A troll is someone who purposefully attempts to cause harm to others, be they the author or any other person who posts a comment. They usually stray from the topic and their language is designed to do nothing more than insult the person they target. They will not be tolerated on this blog. Not now. Not ever!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to one incredibly offensive person, we are adding this update to the policies. Visitors to this site are maticulously tracked through several different methods. In fact, one log is regularly maintained for submission to law enforcement agencies due to a cyberstalker incident in the past. If you decide, as a reader, that you cannot comment without getting really offensive, we will happily turn that information over to the authorities and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. This also means “friends” who are posting anonymously to get a point across that they wouldn’t voice “in person.” Please, don’t think that because you are a friend that you will not be prosecuted. We’ve taken nice to the limit in the past and that is, unfortunately, over because of a few bad eggs. In addition, those who are visiting via a system that cloaks their IP address are being even more closely monitored. If you are a “friend,” please consider de-cloaking now. Again, we WILL prosecute and there will be no warm, fuzzy explanation that will stop that. You have been given fair warning.
P.S. Legal guide for bloggers. It’s worth a read.