Commenting guidelines

Lively discussion is welcome here, but if you think your comment might offend someone please read the following guidelines before posting.

Please bear in mind this is a personal blog and not an online discussion forum. I reserve the right to have the final say, or remove any comments I find offensive.

  • Please be respectful to others who read this blog.
  • Don’t post hate messages or be abusive. Avoid racism, sexism, homophobia and personal attacks.
  • If you’re here for the Everest bashing then you’re in the wrong place.
  • Stay on topic. If your comment relates to a different blog post, then please comment on that post instead.
  • Try and keep comments concise and avoid rambling.
  • Since I’ve gone to the trouble of writing the whole post without stopping halfway, please do likewise and read all of it before posting your comment.
  • Please post in English. Linking to a site in another language is fine, but it’s helpful if you can provide a Google translated version – there’s a handy translation tool here.
  • A bit of swearing is fine if used for comedy value, but try not to be excessive.
  • Don’t promote products, services or publications not relevant to the discussion. If you promote your own stuff then it may be seen as spam.
  • Don’t break the law.
  • Don’t post personal information such as addresses, phone numbers or e-mail addresses.
  • Having a sense of humour helps, provided your jokes are in good taste.
Lively discussion and a sense of humour are welcome here, but please be civil (Photo: Ricardo Peña)
Lively discussion and a sense of humour are welcome here, but please be civil (Photo: Ricardo Peña)