Comments Policy

A set of guidelines for commenting on Dharma Folk.

Be brief. If you submit a long comment that fails to be posted, it’s because your comment was so long or so link-heavy that the commenting system decided it was spam. Resubmission only feeds the spam mailbox. If you should find yourself in this situation, you could post your thoughts on your own blog and then leave a brief comment with a link back to it.

Be relevant. Please comment on the content of the post you are commenting on. If you wish to write about some other topic, we encourage you to make use of another online space. Irrelevant writing includes petitions for help, prosyletization, sharing one’s entire life story, publicizing a recently published book or promoting upcoming events—all worthy topics of your own blog or social media platform, but not our comment space.

Be informed. If you feel compelled to respond to a post about something new to you, please do your research, which may involve resources beyond the reach of your computer screen. Please also read the post before you comment to make sure you understand your comment is relevant to the post. If you have questions, we encourage read the post again to see if your questions are already answered.

Dharma Folk is a group-managed blog, where the authors hold the authority to delete comments at our discretion. We will not delete your comment unless it violates any of these guidelines. You should always feel free to engage with us on Twitter.