Comments are more than welcome on this website!
The reason for a commenting policy is that unlike most websites accepting comments, URLs in comments on this site actually help boost the page rank of the other site*. When you fill in the URL field for a comment, visitors can click directly onto your site just like any blog. In addition, your site gets the benefit of the link for page rank. This is a very rare characteristic on blogs and comment-accepting websites. Do not abuse this characteristic!
Caveat: To encourage frequent quality commenting, you must leave at least three comments before the rel=nofollow attribute is removed. This is based on your email.
Comments that are of interest to other visitors are more than welcome. Add your point of view, or additional information. Feel free to criticize the content on this site, as long as it is constructive and not personal. Constructive criticism will help improve the site and the content on it.
Feel free to take a contrarian view and elicit debate. Or to support what you read and like (on or off this site).
There are, however, certain types of comments I will not approve:
- Spam (obviously)
- Anything that looks like spam (in other words, I may mistakenly delete comments on occasion. Sorry!)
- Comments for the sake of a link
- Comments that are unrelated to the site subject (broadly any kind of allergy, and general health)
- Anything that diminishes other people who have left comments
- Links to sites I have a serious problem with
Comments like “nice site” will be deleted. If you truly want to complement me on the site, leave the URL field blank!
Be respectful, even if you disagree with content on the site, or with someone else’s comment. You can get away with more in criticising this site than other commenters, but at all times be respectful.
For example, sites with nothing but ads, sites selling products that I have a serious problem with, sites with any of the usual politically incorrect values. If I have a small problem with the site, I will probably let the link stand but add a comment with my opinion about the site.
In general, anything reasonable is acceptable. Anything unreasonable, or purely self-serving is not.
PS Considering the fact that your website probably does not provide commenters with any page rank benefit, I would appreciate a link from your site to mine, but this is by no means necessary or expected.