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Comment Policy

Comment Policy

AIM Comment Policy

We want you to feel comfortable when you post a comment on AIM. We reserve the right to delete comments and ban users as we see fit to keep the comment threads here civil and substantive.

Here’s what we like to see happen.

  • Weigh in with intelligent, informed thoughts that contribute to the discussion.
  • Give us useful, constructive criticism. Spot a typ0 or an error? Let us know and we will correct it.
  • Demonstrate and share the intelligence, wisdom, and humor we know you possess.
  • That’s all folks…. easy breezy huh?

Rules to NOT make us very cranky.

  1. This should be extremely obvious but have to say it anyway. Don’t be a asshole.
  2. Threats no matter how vague, against the author other commenters, or anyone for that matter.
    Things can get heated. Before you casually mention your foe’s home address, think of your lil house on the prairie. (Bonus points if you never use the phrase “lil house on the prairie.”)
    See No. 1
  3. Racism, sexism, homophobia, you get the jest.
    If someone is a dink, Call Mongo at AIM Enforcement, don’t say we didn’t warn you when you get tased, and by tased, we mean banned or deleted. angelinmaine.com has a taser, and it’s a huge double barreled taser, we’re NOT afraid to use it. Again… See No. 1
  4. Trolling. Don’t feed the trolls. You wouldn’t dive into a debate with our extremely uninformed, sorta simple, crazy, weird and quirky cousin “Jimbo Billy Bob” just for the hell of it. And you definitely couldn’t feed him or keep him in beer. So ignore it or let us know that “Jimbo” posted his wit on this page and this thread. We will wrangle “Jimbo” up.
  5. Alas everything can’t be vetted at once but, here are some of the examples of naughty’s.

    1. If you’re a idiot just out for a good trolling episode and are not contributing meaningfully to the conversation, we’ll be pushing you back under your rock or tasing your booty.
      See No. 1
    2. Promoting your own brand, product, or blog. Send it through our contact form, get you self a advert agent etc., but dont!
      Remember No. 1
    3. Impersonating authors or other commenters. Don’t be a freak that’s plain creepy, Don’t do that.
      Complies with No. 1
    4. Comments that make it clear you didn’t read the article.
      Enraged that we didn’t mention this in a story about that? Slow down, Pin Head. If you’d made it past the 1st paragraph, you’d see a very on topic discussion of that that, so chill.
      Ugh equals No. 1
    5. Comments that are completely out of left field.
      Sometimes discussions veer off a bit, but are still related to the original subject. That is fine. Hijacking the conversation to promote off-topic commentary is not.
      You guessed it. No. 1