Comment Policy

HOW DO I COMMENT ON BLOGTO?

To place a comment on the site all you need to do is fill in the comment form beneath the specific post to which you’d like to join the discussion. You don’t need to register or login but we ask that you include basic information like a username and email address. Including a link to your web site is optional.

DO I NEED TO INCLUDE MY REAL NAME?

No, you can comment anonymously if you like. We don’t verify whether you enter valid details in the comment form. However, if there are any concerns or complaints about your comment we may be forced to remove it if we’re not able to contact you seeking clarification.

CAN I USE DIFFERENT NAMES EACH TIME I COMMENT?

Technically, yes. But we encourage you to always use the same name. We can monitor IP addresses and if we see a number of comments (particularly on the same post) coming from the same IP address but from different names this may be ground for removal if we determine a commenter is “pretending” to be a number of different people.

MY COMMENT WENT INTO MODERATION. WHY?

In order to keep conversations respectful and to guard against comment spam and abuse, comments containing certain keywords or phrases automatically get sent to moderation and are reviewed by a human being before published to the site.

DO YOU MODERATE ALL COMMENTS?

No. The vast majority of comments appear on the site immediately and do not get seen by anyone before they are published. Only comments containing certain keywords or phrases or otherwise suspected as being spam go into moderation.

WHAT CAN I DO IF I OBJECT TO A COMMENT ON THE SITE?

Since we don’t moderate comments, we encourage anyone to contact us if they have an issue with a comment. We are particularly sensitive to those that are defamatory, factually inaccurate or are abusive in anyway. See below for contact details.

WHAT TYPES OF COMMENTS, IF ANY, DO YOU REMOVE FROM THE SITE?

We have zero tolerance for any comments that are deemed threatening or offensive in any way (ex. sexist, racist, profane, derogatory, dafamatory etc.) We will also remove comments that are not pertinent to the discussion at hand or serve merely as non-constructive insults to staff or fellow commenters.

ISN’T THAT CENSORSHIP?

No. We have an open comment system because we aim to provide and promote an open channel for dialogue among readers of the site. But since an open system of this nature may be subject to misuse and abuse we will remove comments when necessary. Our intention is never to censor opinions. Commentary expressed in a civil manner will not be removed from the site.

WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, COMPLAINTS OR SUSPECT COMMENT ABUSE?

Please contact the editorial team at editors [at] blogto [dotcom]