This blog really works hard to maintain civility in its commentary, even when disagreeing with actions of political leaders etc. Where I grew up this was called common courtesy. This blog requests its readers to draw attention to any failure on our part to maintain civility in our own postings or in the comments it generates. The blog and the LLC behind it is nevertheless not responsible for the accuracy or content of the comments it accepts and makes no warrant as to their reliability.
When commenting on postings please:
- Be polite to this blog and to other correspondents, as well as to the people who you are commenting on
- We will try to edit out obvious incivility, but make no promise that inaccurate information may not get through on occasion.
- In commenting on our blog, correspondents take full legal responsibility for what they are saying.
- Ask yourself, ‘how would I feel if someone said something like that about me’: based on long standing British parents’ stand by for sibling conflict: ‘how would you like it if I did that to you?’
- Try to respond to comments in the spirit of dialogue, enquiry (what makes you think that?) and questioning of your own preconceptions
- Consider that you might be wrong! As indeed we who run this blog consider likewise
- Imbibe the spirit of the blog: authentic, sometimes playful, sometimes serious, not taking ourselves too seriously, avoiding fundamentalism, and trying on a small scale to make the world a better place and stop the killing before we get to 150 million as we did in the 20th century. This starts with our own one-to-one civility.
- Thank you for taking the time to read this and hopefully respect it, not only on this blog but on any comment or blogs you contribute to elsewhere.
- And of course, as conflict is inherently complex, we make no warrant that our suggested approaches work in practice in your particular situation and we are not responsible for any errors made as a result of what is posted here.
And if you are uncivil Sanani will come looking for you to role model civility: