For future reference:
Don’t be a dick. That’s the number one and only rule.
What constitutes being a dick is completely up to my subjective judgment, but you can definitely bet that racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia count. Trying to pick arguments with people who don’t want to argue is also pretty dicky.
All comments automatically go to moderation. Don’t freak out if I don’t get to them right away, sometimes I’m just not near a computer and the iOS wordpress app ain’t great. Everything that isn’t spam gets approved eventually; however, if there’s something beyond the pale in it, I will edit the comment. On the rare occasion I do edit a comment, I will note so within the comment so it shouldn’t come as a surprise. Generally, I just delete the offending text.
Oh yeah, and ban the person who pissed me off so bad I felt the need to edit their comment in the first place.
I am not the US government. I am allowed to kick you off my blog and edit your comments. If you whine about the First Amendment, I will do my best Bella Lugosi belly laugh while I ban you. If you want a platform from which to say the kind of shit that would compel me to ban you, get your own blog.