My comments policy is very simple; this is my blog and I will decide, just what will be allowed entirely at my own discretion. Please keep to the topic and avoid personal attacks upon me or others If you don’t like it then get your own blog, they are free from either Google or WordPress, where you may say what ever you wish.
Civility and good manners
These virtues are important in the real world and I believe that in the bloggosphere that remains the case. I love an argument and robust debate but please play nice and we can all remain good friends.
If I make any errors in my posts and I notice them I have no reservations against correcting those errors, I will even be thankful to readers who, in a spirit of good will, let me know that I have erred, however I have lost all patience for agents of the “Spelling Police”; comments that I deem to be of that nature will be deleted and the commenter will be banned from making further comment here.
Have you made a mistake in your comment?
In an effort to keep things civil and , well nice, I have added the following words to the moderation filter, commentators are of course free to use them but the consequence for doing so is that your comment will automatically be held in moderation until I let it out:
Other terms of abuse may be added to this list if I feel that it is necessary. However unlike some dishonest people I will never claim that comments are “randomly put into moderation by WordPress” If your comment is moderated it is because I have exercised my right as site owner to do so or because you have used a banned word (as above)
Anyone who comments at the Sandpit under a pseudonym does so on the clear understanding that by doing so they are giving any and all rights and ownership of those comments to the site-owner who may reproduce them in any form or at any other site or venue entirely at his own discretion.