Saturday, August 21, 2004

Privacy Policy

Posters of comments on this blog should expect us or other readers to respond. Thus, there should be no reasonable expectation that comments not be taken out of context, twisted, mangled, and abused. We do respect your right to anonymity though; feel free to post anonymously. We will not delete comments unless we deem them to be patently offensive or spam.

Beyond this, each member of Law, Legislation, and Lunacy can make their own policies on privacy.

Mike's Privacy Policy:

When you send me an e-mail, I will make two assumptions: first, that you do not mind it being quoted. Second, that you wish to remain anonymous if quoted. It is your duty to state otherwise. I will not comment here on my employers, friends, or other non-bloggers without their express permission.

David's Privacy Policy:

Same as Mike's but if I know you well enough to know you wouldn't mind, I'll use your name if you e-mail me and I want to post about the e-mail (as Mike found out).

Ron's Privacy Policy:

My privacy policy is not entirely different from Mike’s. If you post to the blog, anonymously or otherwise, you are posting to a public forum. This makes your comments subject to analysis. You may email me privately. However, depending on whether I know who you are or not, and the content of your message, I may choose to respond to you publicly through a regular post on the blog. Please note that this post may appear like any other post, so you may have to read between the lines for your personal response. Think of it as the De Vinci Code or something.

Whenever possible, I will respect a user’s right to their own privacy in the form of anonymity (though I think we all understand that there is no such thing as true anonymity online). In other words, I won’t quote you. So feel free to send on your question or comment without fear of exposure. That said, messages that are offensive, threatening, or otherwise grossly inappropriate will be met with a very public response from me, up to and including “outing” you.

As concerns my life outside of the blog, I reserve that unto myself. Since Mr. Mills, Mr. Youngberg, and myself are old pals we’ll continue to share our secrets in barrooms and brothels together secretly when you’re not looking. Regretfully, you’re not invited.

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-Ron said...

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Ron’s Privacy Policy
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My privacy policy is not entirely different from Mike’s. If you post to the blog, anonymously or otherwise, you are posting to a public forum. This makes your comments subject to analysis. You may email me privately. However, depending on whether I know who you are or not, and the content of your message, I may choose to respond to you publicly through a regular post on the blog. Please note that this post may appear like any other post, so you may have to read between the lines for your personal response. Think of it as the De Vinci Code or something.

Whenever possible, I will respect a user’s right to their own privacy in the form of anonymity (though I think we all understand that there is no such thing as true anonymity online). In other words, I won’t quote you. So feel free to send on your question or comment without fear of exposure. That said, messages that are offensive, threatening, or otherwise grossly inappropriate will be met with a very public response from me, up to and including “outing” you.

As concerns my life outside of the blog, I reserve that unto myself. Since Mr. Mills, Mr. Youngberg, and myself are old pals we’ll continue to share our secrets in barrooms and brothels together secretly when you’re not looking. Regretfully, you’re not invited.