Aubrey Levin’s Victims (ALV) encourages open discussion among its community, readership and visitors. However, there are certain kinds of comments that won’t be published, published with heavy editing or will be removed. This is a general guideline for most blog message boards and not something unique nor enforced only for this website. Please note, that with one or two exceptions, so far all users have been quite respectful. Also, taking out any anger at Mr.Levin is ok as long as it doesn’t sound deranged. These policies are more for towards each other or towards completely unrelated people.
1. You must register to leave a comment. Email addresses are required for commenting. They’re not published on the blog nor shared. They may be used by ALV to privately contact the commenter.
2. Keep it civil. Differences of opinion can lead to helpful exchanges of information, but keep it respectful. Please refrain from flaming, name calling and other forms of verbal aggression. You may question or argue the content, but not attack contributors nor other commenters. Failure to respect fellow commenters and contributors on this blog could result in removal and blocked access. ALV reserves the right to edit, delete or hold questionable comments in moderation that cross the line or appear to be intended to inflame, shame or otherwise disrupt the purpose of the blog.
3. No identifying information. For reasons of personal privacy, please refrain from using your actual name, your children’s names, your wife’s/girlfriend’s/ex’s/in-laws/judge’s/court evaluator’s/husband’s/boyfriend’s/doctor’s actual names, places of work, telephone number, home address, etc. Comments will be edited that contain identifying information. This is for your protection and for respecting and also protecting others’ privacy rights.
4. ALL CAPS. It’s the digital equivalent of shouting and, it has to be said, makes the individual writing in all caps come across as a bit deranged.
5. No sockpuppeting. Sockpuppeting is “the act of creating a fake online identity to praise, defend or create the illusion of support for one’s self, allies or company.” One identity per user, please. Remember, I can track originating IP addresses, so different e-mail ids originating from the same source, unless it is on a shared computer, are easy to spot.
6. Excessive profanity. This website is for adults. Occasional profanity to make a point or if you’re directly quoting another person may be necessary, but please try to choose your words judiciously.
7. No race/ethnicity/citizenship/sex/sexual-orientation bashing. Abusers come in both sexes, and in every color, race, ethnicity, religion and country. It’s a problem for everyone and no one race, religion, sex or country is responsible or the originator of abusers and/or criminals. Therefore, no generalizations.
8. No comment spam. Any comment assumed to be possible comment spam will be deleted and marked as comment spam.
9. What it means if your comment doesn’t appear after you submit it. All first time comments are held in moderation for approval. If it doesn’t appear right away it probably means the moderator hasn’t reviewed it yet. Once it’s been approved, subsequent comments will appear right away as long as you’re logged in. Alternatively, if your previous comments have been approved and a more recent comment disappears, it has probably been removed for violating the Comments Policy.
10. Limit links. ALV automatically holds any comment with more than one link in moderation, which may delay your comment from appearing on this blog. Any blog comment with more than two links could be marked as comment spam.
11. Blocked commenters. Anyone who violates this Comments Policy may be blocked from future access and/or commenting on ALV.
12. Trackbacks are comments. All trackbacks will be treated inline with our Comments Policy.
13. All rights reserved. “Aubrey Levin’s Victims” reserves the right to edit, hold pending, delete, move or mark as spam any and all comments. ALV also has the right to block access to any one or group from commenting or from the ALV site.
14. Hold harmless. All comments within “Aubrey Levin’s Victims” are the responsibility of the commenter, not the website owner, administrator, contributor, editor or author. By submitting a comment on “Aubrey Levin’s Victims”, you agree that the comment content is your own and to hold this site, “AubreyLevinVictims.wordpress”, and all subsidiaries and representatives harmless from any and all repercussions, damages or liability.