AW is hopefully a place everyone can comment, regardless of “where they're at,” if they're minded to be civil. Personal insults are inappropriate, but feel totally free to disagree agreeably! Please don't get upset if your comment doesn't appear every time, sometimes it's just an oversight on my part. I often moderate comments received overnight while crunching toast and rushing out the door at 7AM... mistakes do happen!
So here are the guidelines. Number 4 has been edited: five submissions on any one day seems more than fair, and avoids having one person dominating a conversation. I apply the rules at my own discretion (they are after all guidelines, not the Ten Commandments), but I do genuinely try to be evenhanded, and err where possible on the side of giving the benefit of the doubt. I don't think there's anything unreasonable here: the short version is "play nice!"
If I can't make sense of a comment, it won't be posted.
If it repeats something the same person has said earlier in the same thread, without offering anything fresh, it probably won't be posted.
If it's part of an ongoing private tit for tat exchange between two posters, it probably won't be posted.
If there are more than five postings from the same person on the same day on the same thread, excess comments are highly unlikely to appear to appear.
If it's off topic, it has less chance of being posted.
If it seems to be a comment directed to me personally, it probably won't be posted.
If it just quotes Bible verses rather than putting up a case, it probably will be rejected.
Be aware that Blogger does not permit a moderator to edit comments. The options are “publish” or “reject.” While there are probably ways around this, I just don't have the time or energy to “clean up” submissions to make them acceptable.