Commenting Policy

Hooking Up Smart’s Commenting Policy

Blog comments are my absolute favorite thing at Hooking Up Smart — but I’m also a very firm believer in the value of online civility and respectful conversation. That’s a challenge when discussing dating, sex and relationships, especially online. People are understandably highly invested in a topic that is so important in their lives, and most people’s views reflect their personal experiences, as well as their perceived degree of success in mating. I understand this, but anything less than complete civility is unacceptable at Hooking Up Smart. 

We reserve the right to delete or edit comments that strike us as:

  • rude
  • judgmental
  • ranty
  • attacking
  • self-promoting
  • repetitive 
  • advocating an agenda incompatible with HUS

Comments will be moderated carefully, and the judgment of the moderators is final.  To avoid deletion/nonapproval, here are a few tips:

  • Read the post and see what topics are raised.
  • Address these topics.
  • Express ideas and make good observations.
  • Don’t make any personal remarks.

I understand that this comment policy won’t be a good fit for everyone’s communication style, and I’m fine with that. 

If you feel frustrated that I’m not willing to entertain your point of view, or the way that you choose to express it, I invite you to start a blog or find one that is more compatible with your personal style. 

I believe we can support and learn from one another, and all are welcome, provided they abide by the rules. 

Finally, you are responsible for your words. By posting your comments to the blog you are granting me the right, in perpetuity, to use, quote, alter, and/or display them however I see fit both for commercial and non-commercial distribution. If this concerns you, use a pseudonym.