Comment Policy

During the past, there’s been a few comments which did not fit the Telagon Sichelputzer for various reasons. These occasionally appearing comments were removed from the weblog, which includes the silent removal of detected just spammers, but real people, too. This new comment policy shall give you, dear reader, the ability to understand why your comment may not appear on the blog, and why your comment might be a candidate for manual removal. Violations of this comment policy will result in nothing else but a removal. Since the idea of the “common sense” does not meet the standards of every human being on this world, and since some people are truely stupid, it is time to publish the comment policy which is based on Jeremy Zawodny’s own policy and Michael Martine’s policy guide. Update of this post may occurr from time to time as much as the rules change. Notifications of these changes do not happen. This comment policy is linked from the comment form to avoid any claims of ignorance or “I did not know that!” excuses.


  • post off-topic.
    If you’re not sure what the topic is, you probably shouldn’t be commenting.
  • engage in personal attacks.
    This is not the place for a war, even if the original subline said once “Words are Weapons of Mass Destruction”.
  • provide a fake e-mail address.
    If you don’t want to leave an address, do not comment at all. There might be a reason why I need to contact you, and nothing is worse than receiving Mailer-Daemon bounces. Besides this, you may not submit your comment without supplying an e-mail address.
  • provide a URL to a non-weblog.
    If you don’t have your own website or weblog or don’t want to link to it, leave it blank too. This is not the place to perform an increase of some Google PageRank.
  • use foreign languages. The authors and readers and commentators usually do understand English and a minority of the readers understands German. The use of any other language is prohibited unless the author of a post clearly writes in another language, i.e. Spanish. If the author cannot understand your comments, do not comment at all.
  • repeat yourself. If you don’t want to get your comments removed, do not post the same comment as a clone, even if the clone is slightly different from your original post.
  • violate law. If you want to violate German law, don’t post this in your comments. Do not write comments with obscene, profanity-filled, insulting or illegal content.
  • spam. Yes, you may not spam. Since most spam is automatically detected, and the comments are moderated, you have a quite tough job to do.


  • Feel free to write a comment and share your thoughtful opinions. Your response will appear instantly after being approved manually in the moderation queue, but spam or inappropriate comments will be deleted.
  • You are free to link to this post’s permanent web address from your own site with attribution. Posting small excerpts is fine; content theft without attribution is not.

Violation of this policy may mean any of the following:

  • We will remove your comments.
  • We will block your attempts to comment in the future.
  • We will contact your Internet Service Provider.
  • We will randomly screw with your mind.
  • We will love to drag you to court just for the sake of violating the policies.

Comments are the responsibility of commenter, and are an exercise in free speech. Allowing comments to remain does not constitute the authors of endorsement of or responsibility for any comment’s subject matter. By leaving comments here, you are agreeing to these terms; If you do not agree with these terms do not leave a comment. To those 99% of our readers that never needed to read this in the first place: Thank you for understanding us!