This version of the site policy was posted in Oct 2015 and applies going forward from then. I'll provide an updated link whenever I update the policy.
The text was lifted from Captain Awkward's site policy at the URL http://captainawkward.com/site-policies-and-faqs/ on Oct 19, 2015, and then modified (significantly) from there.
I'm open to suggestions for additions and removals; please post them in comments. However, this set of policies stands until I change them - thanks for abiding by them!
The goal of this posting and commenting policy is to help move my blogspace towards being a more participatory and friendly space.
Much of the value I find in writing blog posts comes from the responses and feedback I receive on the blog posts, and ensuing conversations. This, in turn, depends on people being willing to engage in discussions openly, honestly, and in good faith. The policy below is my current best effort towards defining a policy that encourages an atmosphere supportive of this behavior.
I have so far only deleted about 5 non-spam comments in the entire ~decade of this blog, so this policy is more to ensure the tone than in reaction to any particular misbehavior.
Copyright and License
I own the copyright to all of my writing. Guest bloggers retain their own copyright. Quote all of us freely! Link & attribute always!
By posting your comments to the blog you are granting me the right, in perpetuity, to use, quote, alter, and/or display those questions and comments however I see fit both for commercial and non-commercial distribution. If this concerns you, use a pseudonym and remove identifying details before you send, or simply post a link to your own blog. Alterations will rarely be made and will always be obvious; see this, for example.
I do not share your personal email address or identity, with one exception: People who threaten or harass me or other posters will have their names, emails, and IP addresses shared with their internet service providers and, if necessary, law enforcement.