We invite comments on Toolbotix because readers may have valuable information to contribute to the Site. We must set a high standard for reader comments and involvement.
One important and positive aspect of a web site is the capability for readers to share what they think about a particular topic. A negative aspect is when those comments are off topic, juvenile, snarky, offensive, irrelevant, or self-promotional in nature. We, at our discretion, will not publish information we deem not to be a worthy addition to Toolbotix’s content. Remember, it is our site and our content.
We do not publish anonymous comments. Put your name on your comments. There may be some value when commenters disguise their identities but that is outweighed by the tendency of anonymous commenters to push their own personal agenda which may not advance the discussion.
Toolbotix is free to view and to comment where appropriate and where allowed. Comments are moderated. Spam or comments which, at our sole discretion, do not add value to the conversation, will be deleted.
Comments which contain personal attacks or question the motives of the author or other commenters will be deleted. If you think an article or a commenter is wrong, feel free to say so and to argue why you think so. We welcome differing views, but not those that call people idiots, stupid, corrupt, or contend that they are taking positions because they are evil or immoral. You are free to say another commenter is wrong but you must state why. Personal attacks on other commenters or Toolbotix will be deleted.
We also won’t allow comments containing allegedly factual claims that we know to be wrong, or which we simply lack the time or resources to verify. If you think something is evil or a cure all, put those theories on your own web site. Toolbotix will delete comments that we consider racist, sexist, or derogatory to any religion, sexual orientation or ethnic group, or that we consider to be offensive.
All comments will be moderated before they are published. We may, at our discretion, delete comments after they are moderated and posted. Readers may flag specific commenters and comments for being in violation of the Toolbotix Comment Standards.
The Last Word
Finally, we reserve the right to ban from commenting anyone who violates Toolbotix’s comment standards. That includes those whom we believe to be damaging to Toolbotix, or those who create a tone or atmosphere we consider inconsistent with the tone and atmosphere we want on Toolbotix.