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Questions will be answered in the comments at our discretion. Sensitive inquiries may be responded to personally via e-mail, and may not be published.
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1. Comments and URLs which link to commercial websites or blogs will be deleted.
The exception is if the link is part of the discussion, or if someone asks where they can find a certain item or product, and another reader leaves a comment with a link to where it can be obtained.
2. Please do not leave the name or URL to your website, blog, or business in the body of your comment.
There is a space for that after the fields where you enter your name, e-mail address, and if applicable, that is where you can list your blog or website. Your name will automatically link to your website or blog. (Your e-mail address will always be hidden, although it must be valid for the comment to appear.) URLs that don’t relate to comments will be stripped out.
Please do not leave the name of your blog or business where your name should be.
The exception to that if you are linking to an entry on your blog or website that is relevant to the discussion. Examples include if you’ve attempted a similar recipe or you have a post on your website or blog that adds to the discussion. You are welcome to leave a link, but please format it in HTML, which will make it easier for readers to visit your site.
3. Comments may be edited for grammar, spelling, or content.
When you leave a comment on this site, you do so with the understanding that it may get edited or deleted. Please realize that this is a private website, not a public space. Although we rarely delete comments, we reserve the right to do so and when you leave a comment, you should do so with the knowledge that it may be edited, or deleted.
4. Comments may be moderated and may not appear on the blog without approval.
In addition, comments left without a valid e-mail address will not be published. (Your e-mail address is never published, made public, or shared, but it’s part of a verification process.)
5. Comments may be deleted at any time, without notice.
6. There will not always be a response to a comment.
We always try and most likely will respond, but some comments do not require a response.
7. If you find a broken link or typographical error, you are welcome to point it out.
But please realize that due to the temporal nature of blogs, those are both bound to happen and if you wish to mention it, tact is appreciated.
8. Diverse points of view are welcome but please keep the conversation civil.
The comments often become forums for discussion amongst readers about topics related to the blog, which are welcome and encouraged. But name-calling, baiting, nasty, or passive-aggressive comments will be edited or deleted.
9. One-third of the readers of this blog live outside the United States.
Please keep that in mind and readers should be sensitive to cultural differences and values when leaving comments or responding to others.