The ground rules for commenting on Staring Into Space are simple. Treat people the way you want to be treated. Always try to understand someone else’s perspective. If you disagree, respectfully explain why.
Text can be difficult to decipher context. Before responding assume the commenter has the best of intentions and approach discussions with an open mind.
Different perspectives and viewpoints are healthy but we all need to clearly communicate them without unnecessarily denigrating people in the process.
Try to stick to the subject using concise language. If your comment is more than a few paragraphs long, consider publishing it yourself.
Your comment may be deleted if it matches any of the following criteria:
Advocates an illegal practice
Uses vulgar, profane, or unnecessarily harsh language
Is spam or appears to be written primarily to post a link or advertise
Contains copyrighted material not licensed for distribution
Impersonates another user
Contains an affiliate link
Personal insults, including those using racist or sexist terms.
These guidelines are not meant to be an exhaustive list. The deletion of comments is wholly within the discretion of the moderator of Staring Into Space. We will err on the side of maintaining a friendly, critical exchange of views.