These Guidelines made me Snort Laugh when I first read them. It’s from the FAQ section of the blog
The patriarchy-blaming blog that never misses dinner.
Now, every time that I leave a comment on any blog, Twisty’s words are in my head: “Commenters should strive for excellence.”
After you’ve read the Guidelines below, treat yourself to a viewing of the iMovie on this page of I Blame the Patriarchy. It makes me giggle every single time I see it. I just watched it again, for the upteenth time. I needed a lift before watching the evening news.
Commenters should strive for excellence.
A certain standard of civility, to be determined by me arbitrarily, is required. As the inimitable Lauren says, my blog, my discretion.
Please refrain from playing into the hands of trolls. Once rewarded with your righteous indignation, they take root and are difficult to kill, requiring extra work for the moderator (me), who dislikes extra work.
Kindly employ good grammar, syntax, punctuation, and spelling, both when commenting, and during the course of your daily life. Emoticons are discouraged. Capitalize the personal pronoun “I.” Recall that the word is “definitely,” not “definately.” Tighten up those verb tenses. Do not use an ellipsis. That sort of thing. Failure to comply can result in comment deletion purely on the grounds of aesthetic decency.
While you’re at it, you might as well avoid clichés, too. Resist the compulsion, in your haste to convey sarcasm, to begin with the word “um” or “er.” You are not an edgy young character in a sitcom.