Rules of the Road

This page serves as a collective set of guidelines about how this site works, for any of you out there that care. To be covered here will be general disclaimers, comment thread rules, and copyrights. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin.

Disclaimers

Everything on this site is the opinion of the person who uses the Second Life® avatar with the name “Erbo Evans,” hereinafter referred to as “me,” and mine alone. (The exception being the comments posted by others, which are obviously the sole opinion of the posters thereof.)

I may be highly insightful; I may be misinformed; I may be completely full of it. Any resemblance to any other opinions out there is completely coincidental. I’m just telling you what I think.

This site is operated by me solely for my own purposes. Telling me how I should run it is a good way to get me to tell you what you should do with your opinions, after you’ve folded them till they’re all sharp corners.

Comment Thread Rules

Comments on posts on this site are allowed at my discretion, and my discretion only. This is not a democracy. The First Amendment applies to the government, not to me. I operate on a different principle, which may be summed up as follows: “There may be free speech, but there is no free lunch. You want to make a speech, get your own blog; I run this one.” I reserve the right at all times to delete any comment if I choose not to want it here.

That said, I tend to be fairly tolerant of rannygazoo in the comments; I find that most people are capable of voicing at least some opinions that are reasonably coherent–and even if not, their incoherent sputterings may at least have entertainment value. But here’s the kind of things that cause me to draw a line:

  • Comment spam. Fortunately, WordPress has a nice filter that takes care of most of that for me.
  • Gratuitous personal attacks on other people above and beyond the subject at hand. (Not attacks against me; I’m here and can answer those attacks if I wish. Other people may not be, though.)
  • Physical threats.
  • Stuff that’s completely unrelated to the topic at hand.

I reserve the right to change or modify any of these guidelines, at any time, if I see fit to do so. Which I can do, because, once again, I run this site, not you.

I will say, however, that if you put an actual name on your comments, and, particularly, if you happen to be someone I know personally and/or by reputation, I’m more likely to cut you some slack than I would be for some random mope that just wandered in off the Internet.

Basically: don’t be a dickhead. Remember that, and we’ll probably get along just fine.

Public Relations (i.e. Free Plugs)

These are given out by me at my whim only. If you ask politely, and if I find your event, build, or whatever interesting enough to warrant spending my time on writing an entry, well, then, it’s all good. Otherwise, no can haz, not yours.

Publication of such an item should not be construed as an endorsement of the event, product, and/or service, unless I say otherwise.

No compensation is expected or accepted for writing these items. If you want to find somebody to bribe, well, you’ll have to go elsewhere. Or go perform anatomically impossible acts on yourself. Whichever.

Copyright Statement and License

All posts made by me on this site are Copyright © 2006-2012 Erbo Evans, All Rights Reserved. They may be freely copied in whole or in part for any non-commercial purpose, but I would appreciate if you linked back to the post in question when you do so. (For commercial uses, drop me a line, I’m sure something can be worked out.)

Individual commenters who post comments here retain copyright to their words. By posting a comment here, you implicitly grant me an unlimited license to retain and display your comment here, as part of the site’s content, with your identifying information attached thereto, as well as to possibly quote from it in making a followup comment or post.

No lawyers were harmed in the production of this document.  However, the same cannot be said of Lexx’s version of this document.  But that’s just how she rolls.

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