Sunday, October 23, 2011

Preparing for More Readers, Comment Policies and Suchlike

As I get more posts written, and word of mouth spreads, I'm looking forward to getting some regular readers, and being able to engage with them via the comments.

With that in mind, I'm going to lay out a few policies now, in hopes that it'll make things easier going forward.

  1. I'll do my best to reply to any question directed to me, as long as it's (a) not too personal and (b) phrased politely.  "Why do you think pork makes better BBQ than beef?" will get an answer, while "HEY, YOU %&##!@!!!, WT#@^&# DO YOU MEAN TEXAS BBQ SUCKS?!!" will not.  
  2. In fact, since I'll be moderating comments, the latter won't even get published.
  3. I'd love to see folks interacting in the comments, but please don't be rude, don't threaten other posters, don't talk about illegal stuff - in short, don't be dumb, and don't be a jerk, or I won't publish your comments.
  4. More of a pet peeve than anything else, but please try to keep your grammar and spelling readable.  I know I might have commenters for whom English is not a first language, and I'll make allowances for that, and for everyone else, I'll grit my teeth and not be a jerk about it, but as a courtesy to your fellow readers, spell check and shoot for complete sentences with proper punctuation.
  5. I will not post recipes here if they come from a published cookbook - I don't want to violate copyright, and will err on the side of caution.  When possible, I will list the page number and title of the cookbook.
  6. Please don't spam in the comments.  As I said, I'll be moderating, but I really don't need to read any comments telling me how my naughty bits can be made bigger, or how I can meet "s3xxie russian bride for make happy marrying".  
  7. If you've got a business related to the subject of this blog (restaurant, kitchenware, organic food, etc), I'm OK with the occasional mention in the comments.  If I get enough readers, I'll even do a post from time to time highlighting my readers' businesses/favorite links - as long as this policy isn't abused.
  8. Other rules may be put in place as necessary.


  1. Hi Adam
    Odd question maybe but for years my sainted mother had a framed cartoon on her kitchen wall entitled 'The Week Mother Was Sick". One of the panels showed her frazzled husband yelling at the children over some meal he's cooked - "You'll eat it and you'll like it!" Is that where you got the name of your blog from? And if so would you be able to post a copy of the cartoon?
    Jonothan Cullinane
    Auckland, New Zealand

  2. Hi, Jonothan! I'm not familiar with that cartoon. This name was suggested by a friend, after I'd gone through a list of other ideas, and found them either Not Good or Already Used By Someone More Clever Than Me.

    I seem to recall, way back in my misspent youth, hearing the phrase, "You'll eat it and you'll like it," but I can't for the life of me tell you where or when.

    1. Oh well, onwards and upwards - and good luck with your new job!

  3. Hello from A.Datnow