Be a good cyber citizen! Comments should be on-topic, remain civil, and respect copyright and fair use laws. We welcome your input, and read all of your comments.
As readership has grown, D-Tree has experienced the occasional inappropriate comment. Mean spirited and ad hominem remarks will not be approved for publishing. Swearing is perfectly acceptable in proper context, but calling the writer a “dickhead” is not. (I’m deeply wounded…what cut the most was the commentor had clearly not read the entire article to discover the author to be female — keep those insults gender-specific folks! It won’t get your remark published, but a file of such comments will be maintained for future amusement and sharing with fellow bloggers over beer.) Readers are urged to think twice before hitting “send” on a comment that is not in keeping with site policy.
Remarks meant to threaten, harass or intimidate will be reported to appropriate authorities. Cyber-harassment is a crime in the state of Michigan, punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
A reminder — D-Tree is a commentary – which naturally implies it contains observations and opinions from the point of view of the writer. If the reader disagrees, they are welcome to make a cogent case for their argument.
Anyone who fancies themselves a writing critic, or finds they are suddenly struck with that latent skill-set upon disagreeing with the direction of the commentary — please just turn-off your computer or stick your finger in your eye, or better yet, do both — that works. Individuals who persist to critique punctuation and spelling are encouraged to spend $100,000 to obtain a teaching certificate so they may happily spend their days and nights grading papers — the pay and job security are not that great under current education policies, but hey — they could at least spend their time productively focused on their passion for grammar and comma usage.
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