Nerd & Tie Comments Policy

So while we wish we could just trust everyone to behave, it’s become clear that we need to post the rules that posters in our comment section need to follow. If you stick with these, your comments will remain up. While we believe in freedom of speech, we also are not obligated to provide you with a vehicle to express it. There are plenty of other options for you on the internet.

No Use of Multiple Aliases

Okay, so that’s not really a problem with our current Disqus comment section, but it still exists as a possibility. Anyone using multiple names or pretending to be more than one person will find themselves fairly quickly banned.

Do Not Post Libelous Materials

This should be one I really don’t have to explain. If we find out you have committed libel in our comment section, we’re probably going to ban you.

Bigotry Will Not Be Tolerated

Use of hate speech against any race, religion, gender or sexual orientation will not be permitted on this site. Even if it’s over something not on that list, you may find the ban hammer coming down fast.

No Spamming

Use for commercial sales or spamming is strictly forbidden.

You Must Be Here For the Community

Sometimes we post about hot button issues, and this can attract readers from outside the con and geek communities. That’s fine, and as long as we think you’re here in good faith, we’ll likely allow your comments to remain.

What these articles also attract are hit and run commenters, who search the web and exclusively post about specific, hot button issues. We do not allow posts from these sorts of users, as we do not feel they accurately represent the community we are trying to serve. This website is not your soapbox.

Obey Wheaton’s Law

If you’re unfamiliar, it’s “Don’t Be a Dick.”

This List is Incomplete

Just because something isn’t listed on here doesn’t mean it’s necessarily permissible.

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