We have a very strict comment policy on Inspired Coach. If you’re an asshole, you’ll be banned. The term "Asshole" is defined by our staff.
With the, most important, statement out of the way, here’s some additional info you should know whether you’re a regular commenter or new to the site.
You may not see your comment appear immediately. There are several of reasons why your comment could be flagged for review, we ask that you please keep that in mind before resubmitting the comment multiple times or contacting us about it.
Use of any of the curse words and/or slurs we have on our blacklist will automatically flag a comment so it won’t appear on our site. Sometimes these words are used to emphasize your point, these comments will be approved by a moderator when appropriate.
Using a Disqus account without a verified email address will automatically flag a comment.
Comments can also be flagged for review by our readership (disagreements are not included).
Examples of what can get your post deleted.
Personal attacks against another commenter or the writer of the post/website. From name calling to sentences which include the words “people like you” or statements which begin “I bet you” or “you must/probably” etc. This is regardless of what “side” you’re on.
Jokes or aggressive negative comments on the aesthetic appearance of a person (commenters, writers, and folks mentioned in an article alike).
Hate speech or other clearly intentional jerk behavior. This includes, but is not limited to: the use of the word feminazi or a comments which denigrates women, feminism or feminists, the LGBTQ community; broad imprecations or assumptions based on race; and anything that amounts to “ugh the gays,” “ugh liberals,” “ugh, fangirls,” etc.
Here are some things which will get your account banned.
Engaging in any of the previously mentioned delete-worthy behaviors consistently and as part of a clear pattern OR presenting a particularly egregious example of one of those behaviors as a first comment (New to the site? Stopped by just to say something horrible? We don’t need you here.) We normally give one warning to a user before banning unless a pattern of behavior is clear. However, if a user commits one of these behaviors as their very first comment, we’ll skip that step.
Disqus grants us the ability to see a commenter’s patterns of behavior on other Disqus-enabled sites as well, and we do not hesitate to consider behavior on other sites when determining whether to ban.
Hate reading. If your history of commenting on Inspired Coach makes it seem like you only visit the site to start fights or specifically to disagree with us whenever we publish a post involving our core themes and for no other reason, we will ban you.
It is at the editors’ discretion to ban anyone whom they determine to be a detriment to the atmosphere of the comments section, the site in general, and our regular readers.
If you’re having a disagreement with another user and your replies have gone into the double digits, consider stepping back from the computer for a while.
We love discussion but if your only focus for visiting us becomes to comment about one person or topic we would like you to take a look at your behavior..