Este blog no tiene política de comentarios. Mejor dicho, tiene la que me venga en gana dependiendo del humor con el que me levante (que suele ser bueno, pero uno tiene sus días). De todas formas, y por si alguien cree que debería tener una, voy a copiar/pegar sin pudor la política de comentarios del magnífico blog Cosmic Variance. Salvando las -enormes y obvias- distancias entre el gran Sean Carroll y un humilde servidor, suscribo sus palabras al 100%. El texto es un pelín largo, pero les dejo por aquí los puntos más importantes.
Did you know that there are some blogs out there on the internet that don’t have comments at all? Amazing, but true. To us here at Cosmic Variance, comments are a crucial part of the joy of blogging, and we couldn’t imagine doing without them. Nevertheless, we get occasional visitors who don’t always “get” the whole “commenting thing,” at least as we understand and encourage it. […] blogspot.com. Don’t let us hold you back! Or, you say, you are unhappy with some things we post? You don’t have to read this blog! You can read other blogs. We have a pretty good page of links that includes a whole bunch of blogs, or you could just go to Technoratiand start searching. Don’t find precisely what you are looking for? Go back a few sentences, and be inspired to start your own blog! Really that should make everything pretty clear, but just in case there is lingering uncertainty, Axiom 3: Life is not fair. Your Mom told you this a long time ago, but perhaps you have forgotten. We will have reason to refer back to this axiom throughout this helpful guide.Be polite, reasonable, and constructive, or your comment might be deleted.Given the above, it should be clear that we (think that we) have the right to delete comments that don’t conform to our strict-but-fair standards. And we will sometimes do so. What we will typically not do is to email the commenter with an apologetic explanation for the deletion, nor will we engage in elaborate comment-thread debates about whether such-and-such a comment is appropriate. We’ll just delete it and move on with our lives. That turns out to be a logical consequence of Axiom #1 above. We enjoy putting posts up on the blog, and occasionally participating in the comment threads. Stuff like making sure the site doesn’t crash, and coaxing obstreperous commenters into better behavior? Not so much. It needs to be done, but we generally minimize our effort along those lines. You might think that just deleting comments leads to additional hassle that isn’t worth the trouble. But, experience shows, not true. When we have started deleting impolite or off-topic comments, the threads have generally brightened up almost instantly. Other blogs enjoy wallowing in free-wheeling chaos, or putting great effort into gentle moderation techniques. That’s why there is more than one blog, as per Axiom #2. Diversity is important. Meanwhile, sometimes there will appear impolite/unreasonable/destructive comments that we will not delete. Perhaps because we are busy, or can’t be bothered, or because our judgment differs from yours. See Axiom #3 above. We realize there may be some who find such a policy to be mean-spirited and repressive, yet who are either too technophobic or simply too busy with other important things to go about setting up their own blogs, or who feel that the setup and maintenance of a space in which they can freely opine is the obligation of the CV bloggers, not of themselves. Axiom #2 to the rescue! Here is an entire blog dedicated to those ideas that are just too dangerous or controversial or tiresome to be tolerated at CV: Cosmic Variance is Censoring Me. We feel confident that no comments will be deleted from that blog.