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When you leave a comment there are a few things that happen.

When you comment I can see:
– your nickname you gave yourself. It will be published. (You don’t have to enter any.)
– your email address, when you enter it. It won’t be published.
– You don’t have to be logged in to post a comment, but when you are I can see your email address.
– the IP address the comment was made from. It won’t be published.

Then gravatar takes your email address, when you enter it.
– Your email address gets converted to lower-case.
– Your email address gets hashed using MD5 (and looks like this “ab75e1706b233aea17c93732068b49c7″).
– Then it loads […]gravatar.com/avatar/$MD5hash, to show the avatar in my dashboard.
– When there’s no avatar it shows a generated avatar.

Since I display avatars on comments others see:
– the avatar you use for that gravatar account.
– alternatively they see a generated avatar, which is created based on your email address.

Note that the avatar is loaded from [...]gravatar.com/avatar/$MD5hash and that the MD5 hash of your email is contained in the page-source and could be seen by others.

When you leave a comment it will be screened by Akismet to limit SPAM.

Comment Policy

I like that you leave comments, although there might be nothing to comment on. What I write isn’t high quality content so there might be no reason to leave a comment. However if you’d like to say something please go ahead.

I hereby distance myself from any comment made on this blog.

Comment system:

  • Comments will be closed automatically after 60 days
  • Comments may be closed earlier, due to SPAM or other unwanted content.
  • Comments may be not enabled in the first place.

Replying:

  • I may or may not reply to a comment.

(Re-)using comments:

  • I allow myself to link to a specific comment.
  • I allow myself to turn a specific comment into a blog post.
  • I allow myself to turn a specific comment into a page.
  • I allow myself to group comments on a page.
  • I allow myself to file a bug-report from your comment. In which case I give credit by linking to it.

Unwanted comments:

Those comments will not be approved.

  • Advertisement, SPAM.
  • Links, that do not contribute to the post.
  • Content that violates others privacy.
  • Content that insults others.
  • Content that is irrelevant.
  • Content that violates copy-right laws.

Editing of comments:

  • I allow myself to remove links from comments.
  • I will not edit the content of a comment, without marking the changes.
  • I may edit comments on request by the commentator, e.g. to fix spelling mistakes.
  • In the above case I won’t mark the changes.
  • I may edit comments on request by a third-party, e.g. someone feels hurt.
  • In the above case I will mark the changes.

Removal of comments:

This does only apply to comments that got approved already.

  • I may remove comments on request by the commentator.
  • I may remove comments on request by a third-party, e.g. copy-right owners.
  • In the above case I will contact the commentator, whenever possible.
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