OneSureChord’s comments section is a place for intelligent conversation. The more civilized and cordial your comments are, the more likely others are to join in the conversation.
So, here are a few requests:
1) Think of OneSureChord’s comment sections as a dinner party, an event at which polite engagement is the norm. We expect everyone present not to insult our family (contributors), friends (readers) or the food (posts). That’s not to say you can’t disagree; we just want the comments to remain civil and be constructive so that they drive the conversation forward, rather than shutting it down. Think of comments as a thoughtful conversation. We’d love for you to contribute, but if you’re not going to help further the conversation, please don’t screw it up for everyone else.
2) If you feel especially passionate about something yourself, or if your comment is turning into a 500-word essay on the nature of man, we ask you to reconsider it. Brevity helps the conversation move. If your comment is more than a couple of hundred words, you might be in need of a blog of your own, or you might consider sending us a query. We are not opposed to opening up a space for you if you want to join us here as a regular. Pitch an idea and see where it goes.
3) Just to reiterate: Feel free to disagree with us or with another reader; all we ask is that your comment be both civil and constructive.
Because OneSureChord is a private enterprise we are under no obligation to publish comments from trolls. If we can’t find anything constructive in your comment, it will be deleted.
NOTE: I borrowed the lion’s share of this with permission of the fine folks at Red Kite Prayer (http://redkiteprayer.com) , a fabulous blog about many aspects of bicycling. I am always impressed with the comments published there. I hope OneSureChord can maintain the same sort of community feel. Thanks to Padraig and crew for lending us their commenting guidelines.