Here’s my policy on comments:
Registration: You need to register in order to post comments. I don’t do anything with the information you provide. It’s mainly an effort to engage people who are interested and have something to say and encourage them to be part of my unfolding musical story. You can cancel your account on the blog any time.
Civility: Perhaps because I live in a country that is not known for having a fully “civil society”, I highly value the quality of civility in interactions with people and the internet and in real life. I welcome you to comment on anything posted on my site but I request that you kindly keep a civil tongue in your head, and let it ooze out through your fingers on the keyboard when you post comments on this blog.
Moderation: I moderate all comments as soon as I can. On sound advice, widely applicable to banjo players, I have not quit my day job. It gets first priority for my time after my family. If you don’t see your comment right away, please hang loose… I’ll get to it.
Comments expressing criticism or disagreement are OK. I look for constructiveness and relevance to topic. Comments that strike me as someone sowing discord and spewing nastiness for no discernible reason other that they seem to get off on it… sorry, but I feel there’s already too much of that everywhere and it’s likely that I won’t publish such comments. I reserve the right to decline publication of any comment, delete a registration account, or take steps to block access for any reason, or no reason (though I can’t imagine doing it for the latter).
Auto-closing: I have stet the blog software options to close comments automatically on posts 15 days after posting.
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation. I look forward to hearing from you and interacting with you online.