On this blog you cannot (partial):
- swear (beyond the occasional BS because we seem to have some readers with delicate sensibilities)
- name call
- leave racist, sexist, homophobic or likewise undeserved or irrational personal comments
- make statements that you cannot back up unless you state it as an OPINION and/or use the words "it is alleged" or "it is my belief" when making comments about someone especially SPS staff
It's allowed to comment on someone's job performance. In public jobs, it's part of what comes with the job.
(And before anyone jumps down my throat, of course, I myself have erred here and there.)
Example of what NOT to say: Staff X is stupid and dumb.
Example of how you could say it: I have found that Staff X's job performance is not competent or of low quality.
Make your point about the work/outcomes, not the person.
One person made a point recently about getting sued for statements you make here and that it is possible to track IP addresses. (I suppose the point was you can comment anonymously but someone could figure out your IP address.)
I'm sure someone could track your IP address from this blog but Charlie and I are the administrators and you would have to go thru us. I only have a vague idea how to do it. As well, I think Google would have to be subpoenaed for that info as they provide the blogging platform.
But, on the other hand, I see the point about throwing rhetoric around. I personally know how things can be taken out of context and blown up into a lot of nonsense. See Andaiye Qaasim (and I note that she is leaving LEV to go work for the South King County College Access Network - good luck to them). SKCCAN is part of the Road Map Project.