Comment Policy

Comment Policy for

The short version: don’t be an A-hole

The long version…

Comments are awesome. Interaction and two-way conversation are what make social media work. Unfortunately there are a few people who want to use comments for disruptive purposes so we need to set forth a few guidelines.

Commenters are Responsible for the Comments

All comments within this blog are the responsibility of the commenter, not Aaron Hockley (the guy behind this site). He’d prefer it if you used a real name or consistent handle (it’s nice to know who we’re talking with), and he does ask you to fill in an email address. In return, he’ll never reveal, display, publicize or otherwise share your email address with anyone else – although he may contact you from time to time directly about your specific comment. The “name” field is for just that: your name… not your company name or SEO keywords.

By submitting a comment on this site, you agree that the comment content is your own, and to hold Aaron Hockley, Hockley Photography, and all subsidiaries and representatives harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability.

Be Respectful

Be respectful. We don’t all need to agree, but we should all be able to act respectfully.

The best rule of thumb here is “Would you say it to my face?” “Would you say it in my living room?” If not – don’t say it at all. Comments that don’t add to the conversation or take it in an unpleasant direction may be removed or deleted. Personal attacks aren’t permitted – question or argue about the content all you’d like, but don’t attack the authors or other commenters. Finally, if you post a comment that is obviously an attempt to get people upset (also known as “flaming” or “trolling”), or post comments under multiple names, you should expect a warning and/or deletion.

Aaron Hockley does reserve the right to delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments. Frequent comment violators may be blocked from future access and/or commenting on this blog. (Yes, this is waaay more draconian than he wants to be. Please don’t make us do this!)

Portions of this comment policy were copied or adapted from that of OurPDX Networks; used by permission