Annual Reminder On JMG Commenting Policies

Last night was the first anniversary of our overnight open thread and the 365th appearance of the beloved Blue Bear reminded me that it’s also time for our annual refresher on JMG commenting policies, which can always be found at the About link above.

Commenting Rules

Even the most idle and “jokey” threats of physical harm to any person or property are completely unacceptable on JMG. Also strongly discouraged are expressed wishes of physical harm to others by any means, including natural ones. Please remain aware that JMG comments are often scoured by the enemies of civil equality who look for any opportunity to republish ill-considered reactions to the news reported here.

We often see more than 100,000 comments in a month and I cannot personally read but a fraction of them. Therefore I must rely on the JMG community to stay self-policing and notify me by email should any comment concern you. Be advised that in many cases these comments are posted by drive-by trolls in order to grab triumphant screen-shots for use elsewhere. You’ve been remarkably great about observing these very few commenting rules and I thank you for that.

Regarding the overnight open thread, please refrain from posting frontal nudity, explicit images from porn films that depict or imply an ongoing sex act, or any photo in which the subject is not very clearly a legal adult. Any of the above can result in JMG being banned from digital ad agencies.

And as for that last item, I again offer my everlasting thanks to everybody who has hit the JMG tip jar. As I’ve mentioned here before, I don’t always get an email address from PayPal to which I can send a note of personal thanks, but when I do, you will get one. Thanks for keeping the lights on at this here website thingy as we careen towards next month’s 15th blogiversary.