Blog Rules (Please Read Before Posting)

BLOG RULES

I welcome divergent opinions. No, seriously. I do. I mean it. I do not claim to have cornered the market on knowledge. And I encourage insightful debate (or, as my parents used to say, “vehement discussion”) about the issues raised in this blog. Please feel free to share your opinions, insights, etc., or call me an idiot. I promise not to take it personally.

But I do insist on a couple of things. It is, after all, my sandbox. I get to make the rules. There are not that many of them, and they are not particularly onerous.

  1. Be Professional. You can disagree with me or anyone else who makes a comment all you want. But be polite. Here in the Beehive State, attorneys have to follow the Utah Rules of Professionalism and Civility. I make every attempt to try to follow not only the letter, but the spirit of these rules. If you want to play here, then you will, too. Save the personal attacks for your own blog, Facebook page, or wherever.
  2. I reserve the right to edit or delete any rude or offensive language or posts (in accordance with Rule 1). This is a purely subjective standard. I won’t delete your post for disagreeing with me or calling me an idiot. But I draw the line at overtly offensive comments, even if you are a friend of mine (you know who you are…). If you have to resort to profanity to make your point, you need to work on your debating skills. Use what I call the “G-Ma’s BFF” test: If you wouldn’t say it to your grandmother’s best friend, don’t say it here.
  3. Disclaimer: The statements made on this site are my personal opinions, and do not necessarily represent the opinions or views of my employers or co-workers at Dunn & Dunn. They are meant to be informative (ideally), insightful (if I’m really lucky), and entertaining (at a bare minimum). They are not, nor are they intended to be, legal advice. Neither the content on this site, your access to it, nor your participation in the discussions on it creates an attorney-client relationship, even if I respond to your posts. The only advice I will give you is that if you have, or think you might have, a legal problem, contact a lawyer in your jurisdiction. If that jurisdiction is Utah, I’d be happy to set up an appointment to discuss your situation in detail; drop me an email, and we’ll talk.
  4. Don’t try to sell me something. I don’t care how nifty your SEO plugin is. I’m not buying it, and your post gets tossed into the spam bin. If I’m looking for new products, I’ll ask people I trust. If you have to ask who that is, it ain’t you.
  5. If you want your comment posted, I want to see a real name. If I can’t verify your identity, or if your email isn’t valid, your comment gets trashed. Trolls can find another bridge to hide under.
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One Response to Blog Rules (Please Read Before Posting)

  1. Jason says:

    Just found your “blawg.” Thought I’d say hi over here too.

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