It's a shame we even need this section, but you know what the internet is like. Keyboard warriors ready-to-pounce on unsuspecting prey at the slightest hint of a typo, difference in opinion, or inaccuracy. Hence, this page is unfortunately all too necessary.

We want you to feel at home when you comment on anything here at Bloomspace. That’s why we reserve the right to delete comments and ban users who do not keep their comments civil and respectful.

Rule 1: Don’t be a jerk.

Want to earn a billion Bloomies? Omg, what would you spend them all on!

Then here’s what we like to see in comments:

  • Weigh in with smart, informed ideas that contribute further to the story.

  • Give us useful, constructive criticism. 

  • Demonstrate and share the intelligence, wisdom, and humour we know you possess.

  • Don’t feed the trolls.

Although we can’t be everywhere at once, here are some of the kinds of comments we’re going to do our best to curtail:

  • Promoting your own brand, product, or blog. So you’ve got a climate change solution that will simultaneously solve world poverty. Great. Send it through to our fake plant department.

  • Impersonating authors or other commenters. We can’t believe we have to say this, but: Don’t do that. It’s weird.

  • Comments that make it clear you didn’t read the article. Enraged that we didn’t mention X in a story about Y? If you’d made it past paragraph two, you’d see a very well thought-out discussion of that X you hold so dear.

  • Comments that are completely out of left field. Sometimes discussions veer off a bit, but are still related to the original subject. That is fine. Hijacking the conversation to promote off-topic commentary is not.

  • Threats — no matter how vague — against the author, other commenters, or their plants. Things can get heated. Before you casually mention that you're going to overwater your enemy's fiddle leaf fig in their sleep, think of your beautiful weeping fig and how you would never wish any harm on her. 

  • Plantism, Succulism, Racism, sexism, homophobia, you get the drift. Any behaviour is strictly not tolerated. All plantists will be permanently banned.

  • Trolling. If you’re a fake plant collector or are just out for a good trolling and are not contributing meaningfully to the conversation, we’ll be pushing you back under the bridge.