Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Rules

I recently received an anonymous comment that I did not publish that accused me of only publishing comments with which I agree or serve my agenda. It was of course off-topic and had nothing at all to do with anything in the post.

So here are the rules for those that might not have the sense to figure them out for themselves.

Rule #1
This is MY blog, not yours. I control the horizontal, I control the vertical here. Don't like what I publish? Tough. Get your own blog.

Rule #2
If the comment is off topic, it won't get published. Ever. You want to communicate with me? I have an email link in the sidebar, use it. If I don't like you or don't like what you say, be prepared to be ignored and put on my spam list.

Rule #3
Comments will be published or not at my sole discretion. (see Rule #1) There is no first amendment here. That said, I try to be fair and publish anything that seems relevant as long as it isn't abusive or just plain nuts.

Rule #4
This is a no troll zone. This means YOU!

Rule #5
Keep the profanity to a minimum if at all possible.

Rule #6
Everything published on this blog is copyright to me. I own it. Forever. If I catch someone copying my stuff without at least a hat tip, there WILL be hell to pay. And lawyers, can't forget them..... I make an effort to attribute anything I link to. If there is something here that you hold the copyright to, feel free to let me know, I will work something out with you. I assure you no malice was intended.

These are the rules. I reserve the right to add, change, or disregard the rules as I see fit. Learn them, Live them, Love them. Or go play somewhere else.

That is all.....


Anonymous Royko said...

Rules! We don't need no stinking rules. I seem to have violated Rule #7, a wonton disregard for the first Six... ;-)

December 30, 2007 6:56 PM  
Anonymous jungle3452 said...

You mentioned in Rule #6 that, "I make an effort to attribute anything I link to..."; therefore, I want to make sure that it is okay by you that our blog has linked to your blog in the Media Coverage posting. If not, how would you like to be acknowledged in our blog? Please let us know. Thanks.

If the above link doesn't show, it is

December 31, 2007 3:02 PM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

Jungle, I have no problem with people linking to my site. I consider a hotlink to be appropriate attribution. What I have a problem with is someone ripping off one of my posts and posting it elsewhere as their own work. That is plagiarism and I think you know what happens in Academia when you plagiarize.

December 31, 2007 4:46 PM  
Blogger american woman said...

This has nothing to do with rules, but Happy New Year

December 31, 2007 6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess I don't have much of anything to offer, so just have a very happy, successful, pleasant, stressless 2008. :-)

(And horses can fly, eh?)

Do it anyway.

December 31, 2007 8:43 PM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

AW, consider the rules waived for this post....

Happy New Year to you as well.

The same goes for all of my readers.

Both of you know who you are....=D

December 31, 2007 9:21 PM  
Anonymous jungle3452 said...

Rorschach, you actually cracked me up! Happy New Year to you too, and the other reader. Ha ha.

December 31, 2007 9:35 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

Happy New Year

Don't you just 'love' trolls.

I wish there was a feature you could enable for when someone tries to post a negative anonymous comment a middle finger pops up on their monitor.

January 01, 2008 11:12 AM  

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