No Poster Girl’s Blog Commenting Rules

I have been thinking for a long time about writing some commenting rules for my blog. So now I have some. Because of the blog’s topic and the blogger’s energy level, they’re a bit different than your average commenting rules. So, without further ado:

  • Be nice.
  • Please use a valid email address when you submit your comment, so I can reach you, if necessary.
  • Stay on topic. Don’t use the post as an opportunity to trot out your pet response or theory. That’s what your blog is for.
  • Don’t diagnose, re-diagnose, or prescribe.
  • Don’t badmouth others’ approaches/treatments/theories/tests/doctors, etc. We’re all trying to find our way through this thing the best we can.
  • Comments that consist of approximately “I cured myself using this one weird trick!” will be deleted with extreme prejudice.
  • Be positive, if at all possible. I know ME/CFS is an ocean of suck in a world of suck in a galaxy of suck in a universe of…suck, but do try.
  • Refrain from expressions that seem to pass judgment on others. I reserve the right to judge what is judgment. It’s a free country, but this is my blog.
  • If I think something is bad/dangerous advice, it won’t be approved.
  • If it has the potential to turn into something that will take a lot of my time/energy to moderate or deal with, it won’t be approved.
  • I know a lot of blog rules say “Disagree, but be civil” and I have to admit, I’m not even willing to lay out that much. I hate conflict and have a very low tolerance for it here, which leads to the last rule…
  • If it stresses me out in any way, I unilaterally reserve the right to delete it. I don’t have the energy to spare on stress.