The current version of these rules will always be available through the Comment Rules link on the sidebar under “About Sourcing Innovation”.
The purpose of the comment feature is to allow for a multi-way discussion that can enrich the usefulness of the blog. Comments should add or complement the content being presented, not detract from it or steer the user off on unrelated tangents. Although commenting rules of etiquette should be well understood by now, there are always those that seem to forget. As such, these are the commenting rules of Sourcing Innovation.
- No spam, where spam is defined as the posting of advertisements, abusive, or unnecessary messages.
This does not mean that you cannot advertise an article, product, or company in a limited fashion (as I permit in my guest posts), but that you must do so in a tastefully and relevant fashion in a comment that is on the topic of the original post.
- No churlish or boorish comments, be civil.
This does not mean that you are not free to point out negatives with ideas, solutions, etc. discussed on the blog, just that you should maintain a decorum of respect while you do.
- No personal attacks on an individual or a vendor.
This does not mean that you cannot criticize a company or their product, but, as per the previous rule, it must be done fairly.
- This also means you cannot attack anyone who posts or guest posts on the blog.
This does not mean you are not free to disagree with the blogger, including the editor, including a post to the effect that his or her opinions sucks, and that you would not trade a molding loaf of bread for 99% of their outstanding stock, but keep it civil and focus on the issue, not the person.
- No impersonations. If you want to post anonymously, that’s fine, but don’t break any of the rules.
The editor reserves the right to change or update these rules at any time as well as the right to edit or delete comments if they are determined to be spam, disrespectful, or purely speculative without substantiated evidence or evidence of an honest effort to discover evidence to back them up.