Welcome to Raking Leaves. This is my personal blog, and though I plan to focus mainly on book reviews and history (esp. New England topics), there are no content restrictions and I could blog about basically anything. I always appreciate feedback and discussion, so feel free to comment, but please follow the ground rules.
- All comments are moderated. In general, I do not block negative or contrary comments and am willing to engage in a good faith discussion/debate. If you behave like a troll, you will first be put in “time out” and allowed to return at my discretion. If your behavior does not improve, you will be blocked permanently. If I already know you to be a troll from other blogs, I will skip this process and block you as soon as you comment.
- If you post any comment or link to any site supporting, encouraging or advocating for criminal activity or hate speech (white supremacy, anti-Semitism, men’s rights, etc.), your comment will be blocked, an explanation will be posted in the thread, and you will be put in permanent moderation. This applies only to comments/links meant as endorsements, not to comments/links meant as examples for critique.
- Favorable citations of conspiracy theory sites – including but not limited to InfoWars and Natural News – will not be let through moderation, and the poster will be asked to provide an alternative citation from a reliable source.
- Again, this is my personal blog, so I make the final call on whether you have violated this comment policy.