Contact me and commenting rules

All posts allow comments for three weeks. At that time, they close.

If you are going to troll, please be amusing and witty. Boring comments will be used for fisking. or removed. Abusive comments will be deleted, as will any comments that the author wishes me to remove.

If you comment does not appear one of three things have happened.

  1. You used certain words. I have a fairly long list of banned words: including all the abbreviations and variations of this.
  2. You have really annoyed me, and you are now banned. By address and IP.
  3. Your have too many links..
  4. You break the rules of civilized discourse, and out civilians. See the updates.


Update Part I

I really should not need to say this, but in this time of FDA and other regulation of internet delivered psychiatry and advice. I better make this obvious. I am a psychiatrist by trade. I have a university role and a job in the local hospital system.

I do not have a private practice. This blog is a hobby. It is not a place where I will give advice: indeed some of my friends and links take positions that contradict me, and the standards of the college which I am obliged to follow.

If you need help, you have my sympathy, and prayers. But you need to find someone local, and a quick search of Google for the nearest mental health centre or university department of psychiatry is a good place to start.

Update Part II.

I link at times to people’s comments on the internet, and may talk in general about circumstances. But one of the rules we have to keep is protection of the civilians. This includes children, spouses, friends, people we see professionally — in short any person who would not want their thoughts spread by twitter to 4chan or worse.

Politicians, pundits and other public figures statements are fair game. But their families are not.

And, given local laws and standards, anything that looks remotely defamatory will be deleted.

Update Part III.

There is harmful speech legislation in NZ, with safe harbour rules. These rules are onerous. Let’s not go there, OK?

One thought on “Contact me and commenting rules

  1. Hi, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues.

    When I look at your website in Opera, it looks fine but when opening
    in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you
    a quick heads up! Other then that, fantastic blog!

    Only time I use windows is when I have to. And last time I did this, it did not overlap, which was on holiday a week or so ago. Opera works: so does firefox (well, the debianized version) and chrome… I use all three

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