To summarise in one sentence, this comments policy highlights that I have zero tolerance for any abuse and abusive behaviour. Having given the “too-long-didn’t-read” (TL;DR) version of this comments policy, I want to say that I pride myself in being tolerant and accepting towards the different ways of thinking people carry, the different lifestyles, beliefs, and the multitude of preferences human beings have. I believe that everyone can live in harmony with everyone else, regardless of the differences in views, beliefs, lifestyles, etc. Therefore, I always welcome well-meant and constructive discussion and criticism, as I believe everyone can learn something from every person they meet.
Having said that, I also want to point at the very clear line between the right to freely speak your mind and present your views in a respectful manner and the area where abusive and disrespectful behaviour lies. Therefore, I reserve the right to refuse to publish any comments that exhibit bullying, hate, racism, bigotry, homophobia, abuse, sexual discrimination, and any discrimination. The list is not conclusive and depending on the severity, I may proceed with a warning or ban the person entirely by adding them to my spam list, prohibiting them permanently from commenting on this website. I believe respect and tolerance are the cornerstones of civilised life and I want my blog, which I treat as my digital home, to reflect such attitude regarding both content and comments.