Site Rules & Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:
Our Twitter is: @blatherthepod.

Site Rules

What we want on this site

  • Good faith conversation, commentary, and content.
  • Constructive criticism is welcome.
  • We politely insist you do not post stuff you do not have the right to post. However, if you do you must properly cite and give credit where credit is due.

What we do not want on this site

  • Don’t Be a Jerk.
  • Don’t post or encourage insulting, bullying, victim-blaming, racist, sexist, violent, or homophobic remarks.
  • Do not make assumptions as to anyone’s mental state, race, gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, group affiliation or sexual orientation without corroboration.
  • Garbage accounts, as determined by us will be deleted without warning.
  • Stay on topic. Don’t hijack threads, don’t post in a way that aims to remove or limit the use of the site by others. Garbage comments will be removed without warning.
  • Don’t post e-mail addresses, phone numbers, home addresses, URL-shortened links that obscure the target, porn, or gore.

We can kick you out at any time, for any reason.We fully believe in free speech, however, we treat this website as if it was our home. If we don’t like what you are saying or doing, we have the right to kick you out of our home.

Privacy Policy

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies – Contact forms

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We do not intentionally share your data, aside from tools used to scan comments for spam. However, this site uses embeds and plugins for added functionality. These additional tools may have data and content trackers that collect your data on their own.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

Your contact information

We only know you based on what you have submitted. Do not submit or share anything you do not want to share or submit.

Content Removal

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How we protect your data

We work to keep your data safe by keeping the site and all of its constituent parts up-to-date. However, we offer no guarantee and you are using this site at your own risk.