Most of my public posts are related to science, computer technology, and politics so these are mostly likely the kinds of circles you will add me to.
Please note: I post about some pretty contentious topics on occasion, sometimes frequently. So be warned that yes I do read comments on my post and will moderate them if necessary.
Here are the rules I use to moderate:
- Zero tolerance for use of hate speech or threats, I will delete and report them as I see fit. I will give you a warning not to do that again and if you repeat I will ban you.
- There's a one-strike rule for those who revert to use of ad hominem arguments, I'll give you a warning on the off chance that you don't know what that is, give you a chance to educate yourself. I may delete your comment (probably not, but feel free to do so yourself if you realize your error). I wont report it unless it fits into the hate speech or threats class in which case see above. If you repeat, same as before, I'll ban you. If you don't know what ad hominem means here is a pointer: Wikpedia: Ad hominem
- I encourage and will usually plus one good comments that keep it civil and move the argument forwards.
- The above all apply regardless of whether you are arguing for or counter to my personal opinion.
And before you ask it, yes I realize even hate speech is protected by the First Amendment but this is not a public street corner and I choose to moderate speech here as I see fit. If you don't like that be my guest take your hate speech to the public street corner and shout all you want.