Comment Guidelines and Info

With the recent set of spam commenters out there I think it’s time to put in some commenting guidelines.

1. Keep swearing to a minimum. I’m lifting the no-swearing ban, but that doesn’t mean you can turn into Richard Pryor.

2. No spamming or posting dirty links. I think this is clear. You can post a link to your own blog but if I see anything about Viagra on there then out it goes. Any links to porn will be heavily reviewed removed upon sight and you will be banned from commenting for life.

3. Don’t be a troll. While trolling is rare on this site, you can’t troll and you can’t start a fight. Constructive criticism of this blog is welcome, or criticism of another person’s opinion. If you give me a “you’re retarded” comment then it’s trolling, because it will be removed.

NEW AS OF 10/25/2009: PLEASE stop posting comments on posts that are over 2 years old. So I said the New York Giants would have a bad season, don’t post it there. It’s trolling and I’m tired of that.

4.) NO POLITICS. Do not turn any posts I write into a political discussion. (NEW AS OF 10/27/2009)

5.) NO RELIGIOUS DISCUSSION. Religion is a private matter to me and it shall be dealt as such. I will not post anything in regards to this subject so with that in mind do not even bring religion up in any of the comment threads. If you openly bash another religion (I don’t care which one) you’ll be banned so quickly your head will spin.

6.) DO NOT TYPE YOUR COMMENTS IN ALL CAPS AS IF YOU’RE TRYING TO YELL YOUR POINT TO ME! I’m not going to tolerate this.

That’s all you need to know! Now here’s some info about your commenting:

1.) Your IP address. Every time you comment your IP address is available to me. Please note I do not use, sell, or give away this information to anyone, and most of the time I forget the number anyway.

2.) I reserve the right to edit your comment at any time. This is just a reminder, but this is mainly used to clean up spelling mistakes and the occasional f-bomb that drops. If you do feel like trolling then I’ll not only edit your comment but publicly humiliate you. It may seem unfair but you’re the one who came here to troll.

Any questions can be left in the comments section of this page…….or if you want to test out the rules. ;-)

13 thoughts on “Comment Guidelines and Info

  1. Richard

    After watching a pre-season game with the Astros today, I had the same mixed feelings I always get. I love the Astros and appreciate seeing most of their games. However, to think about having to sit thru another season on senseless sidebars WHILE the game in in progress. I do not tune in to watch a sports TALKSHOW. I DO tune in to watch a game and not to listen to a lot of human interest stories which are never very interesting anyway. This is an insult to your listeners….let us watch the game and when we have an urge to listen to a sports talk show, we have lots of options. Have your directors and broadcasters listen to Vin Scully and learn how to broadcast a game, not turn it into a talk show. My cure is simple…everytime Jeanie or Janie or whoever starts to interview fans, I hit the mute button. Then you keep the camera on here while the game is going on. Stop it! Broadcast the game professionally.

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    1. Mookie Post author

      I have absolutely no idea what that has to do with the commenting guidelines.

      But I 100% agree with your sentiment as far as human interest stories. It’s not only an insult put it’s pointless. No one cares about their childhood involving drugs, that’s not the target audience.

      If the US had the option viewers have in the UK we’d be complaining nil. With Sky TV services you can mute the commentators and just have the fan noise.

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  2. JFein

    This does have to do with comment guidelines….did you just put this up within the last week or have I been an oblivious moron? I swear I never noticed it until yesterday…

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  3. eallen

    I have been following your blog/website for a little while and I enjoy your content. I have a blog as well and have your site already linked into my page. I was wondering if it would be possible for you to add my site to your list of blogs as well. I’m still relatively new to the game, but I’m always looking for ways to increase my traffic. My site is called Sport’s with Mr. Factoid and the web address is http://www.mrfactoidssportsworld.blogspot.com. Well, thanks for your time and keep up the good work.

    Thanks,

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    1. Mookie Post author

      Thanks for the compliments, eallen!

      I’ve checked your blog and you have very good stuff! Your blog should be on the link list in a couple of minutes.

      Keep on writing!

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  4. JFein

    People who retroactively post and call me an idiot or a more derogatory term on posts where I was off the mark or I had a wrong prediction, forecast for a team drives me nuts as well.

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  5. TESS

    IAN DARKE DOES EVERYTHING BUT CALL A GAME–HE TALK AND TALKS AND TALKS AS IF HE IS HAVING A BEER OR TEA AND KUMPETS

    HE NEEDS TO START CALLING THE GAME BECAUSE IF YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES YOU WOULDNT KNOW THAT SOCCER IS ON TERRIBLE COVERAGE

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    1. Mookie Post author

      Dead serious. I was completely unaware of this comment back in June.

      It’s time to amend my comment guidelines.

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  6. Paul M

    Now I understand you rather like to dish out plenty of criticism of others,
    but don’t take kindly to a bit coming back your way.
    I have taken the time to read a little of what you put together,and the views you put out
    especially on the Digital Spy forum are bordering hilarious.

    For someone with no knowledge of what you write you certainly appear to have that,what we call
    little man syndrome,shout a bit,bit loud bit brash,bit lacking in any fact to
    back up what are your opinions,and for someone not even based in the country and who
    has not got access to watching half of the people you comment upon,it is very easy
    to see through,what i think you call bs.

    So just to bring you down a rung or two,you need to take yourself and opinions a little less seriously
    cut the bs,because you are a little transparent and remember that whilst you chose to sit outside and take
    the old cheap shots remember those actually on the inside are actually doing it,which and lets be frank
    is what you would love to do but obviously do not possess the talent to do.

    Reply
    1. Mookie Post author

      Hmmm….you’re the 2nd “Digital Spy” person to tell me this. In fact you have the exact same writing style as the previous one bar much better punctuation. You wouldn’t happen to be the same person, would you?

      I have no problems taking criticisms when they’re justified. Don’t know where you’ve got that from. But thanks for stopping by and voicing your opinion.

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  7. Pieiro

    Hello. I don’t know if sounding off here will help, but hopefully it will. What has irked me over the years is the total ignorance of all commentators to properly pronounce Poruguese (and Brasilian) names that end with ão ! They ALWAYS say it is OW, is in COW or BOW WOW. Fortunately for my ears, it looks like only one of Portugal’s team (this year) has such a surname, Fabio Coentrão. Does anybody lknow how to pass this on to the announcers ?

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    1. Mookie Post author

      You can post your comment and frustrations in the Euro 2012 page. Here … not so much.

      Definitely agree the pronunciations don’t sound right.

      Reply

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