A few rules for participation here:
1) I get around 500 e-mails/day. Therefore, if you send e-mail:
a) it is mine, and I can do what I want to with it, post it, or not;
b) as much as I would like to, I cannot respond to everyone who writes;
c) know that I delete, unopened, all e-mail without a subject or without a subject that I recognize as being either interesting or relevant to what interests me;
d) don’t just send me to links without explanation;
e) please don’t ask me to do your homework.
2) Several things you might do will cause me to delete your comments or perhaps ban you from posting. Here are a few:
a) personal attacks on other commentators;
b) unreasonable attacks on Church authorities;
c) bashing unreasonably legitimate and approved liturgical forms, traditional or post-Conciliar;
d) creating overly lengthy comments or pasting excerpts that are too long;
e) derailing the topics of entries by asking questions about unrelated issues, or trying to lead entries down what I call “rabbit holes”, off-topic and usually pointless digressions;
f) posting bare links to something without an explanation or description, or posting overly long links;
g) SHOUTING (typing all in CAPS);
h) being relentlessly obtuse;
i) generally creating more busy work for me;
j) NB IMPORTANT: commenting in any way about my choices about moderation of the combox, or deleting or keeping comments or posts; if I catch a hint of that, GONE. If you persist, you are GONE too.
I think my readers are great. Well… most of my readers. However, I don’t have the time or energy to deal with the knucklehead stuff. If I am going to keep this going, I have to impose Rules, which help me get from sunrise to sunset.
Also, this blog has to earn its keep!
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