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Not A Blog Rules

I seem to have quite a few new people visiting here, which reminds me that maybe it's time to lay down the Not A Blog rules again.  I have not done that for a couple of years.

There aren't many.

I want no flamewars on this site.  Debate and discussion are fine, name-calling and abuse are not.  I ask that you be respectful in your comments, not only of me but of the other posters.

No spam, obviously.

I also ask that commenters STAY ON TOPIC.  I do close and lock the comments thread on most of my posts as they get old and discussion dies down, but I usually have three or four posts open at any one time.  Please place your comments under the appropriate subject, instead of just adding them to whatever is the most recent post.  Football threads are for the discussion of football, not writing.  Writing threads are for discussion of writing, not football.  If I post about OLD MARS, I welcome discussion of the anthology, anthologies in general, the participating writers, other books about Mars, even SF in general... but not about the GAME OF THRONES tv show, or the Jets, or how the novel is coming.  Political discussion should be restricted to political posts.

If you want to write me a fan letter, send it via email.  My address can be found on my website.  Don't post it here.  (And, sadly, don't expect a reply.  I am about three thousand emails behind at the moment).




Sep. 13th, 2013 06:20 pm (UTC)
Sounds good George! I do my best to keep thigns on topic; but will keep waht you say about fan letters in mind. I don't ever 'expect' a reply, but I'm glad you do. As you have deadlines, projects, etc. I'll 'let you be' for aw hile, but I am still visiting here each day.

All the best in all regards!
Arthur Merinovich
Sep. 13th, 2013 06:51 pm (UTC)
Okay, test-comment.

1) rules rules rules rules rules internet

2) ?????

3) unlocked!
Sep. 13th, 2013 07:58 pm (UTC)
Word. You're the man George.
Sep. 13th, 2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
Did anyone else read the title of this post as "Not a Blog Rules," as in, it's awesome?
Sep. 14th, 2013 03:40 am (UTC)
Great titles work on multiple levels; just like ASOIAF.
Siobhan Mooney
Sep. 13th, 2013 08:32 pm (UTC)
I initially thought this would be about your (not a) blog being awesome, i.e. it rules. Nope: noun, not verb. :)
Jacqui Klowss
Sep. 13th, 2013 10:06 pm (UTC)
Just a short message to thank you for your books. Loving them and have got my husband hooked as well.
Sep. 13th, 2013 10:42 pm (UTC)
I do have a request
I've sometimes contributed to these threads and supplied arguments with links, but it seems those immediately get marked as spam. How come? A cursory glance should remove all doubt that I'm spamming.
Sep. 13th, 2013 11:47 pm (UTC)
Re: I do have a request
To tell the truth, I have no idea.
Sep. 14th, 2013 12:47 am (UTC)
Re: I do have a request
It's a LiveJournal setting that is turned on by default that considers all links to be spam. If you want to keep it on, that's more than alright, but if you would like to turn it off, the controls to do so are under the account's privacy settings. I would link to the instructions for changing the setting, but, well... :)
Sep. 14th, 2013 07:14 pm (UTC)
Re: I do have a request
Thanks. I will look into that.
Sep. 14th, 2013 01:04 am (UTC)
Re: I do have a request
Links almost always get marked as spam.
Sep. 14th, 2013 12:09 am (UTC)
Did you stay on topic ion the Red Wedding?

Everyone having fun, eating pink lamb, enjoying themselves and then... ASKD@#$(!OOEIRJWQJEDA!!!!!!1

Sep. 14th, 2013 09:13 am (UTC)
Got it down to 3K, huh? :)
Sep. 14th, 2013 01:09 pm (UTC)
Cersei Rules (OK)
On the topic of 'rules', I have one rule for re-reading 'A Feast For Crows'; whenever Cersei's wine glass is filled, I have mine refilled likewise. Try to remember one's courtesies at such times, by standing and toasting the minstrels in the gallery (or the cat if one's holdfast possesses no gallery) with a robust shout of 'Hear Me Roar!', before sitting down to continue reading.

Edited at 2013-09-14 07:26 pm (UTC)


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