Rule 1: Do not mention blocked people in my comment section. There has been a rash of people who were blocked by me going around and begging people who frequent my pages to get unblocked. When these people do get unblocked, they tend to keep doing the exact same thing that got them blocked in the first place. Don't even mention them, because they have a habit of going onto other websites and just spewing bile. I don't want to see that in any volition. This also carries over cross-website. If I blocked someone on YouTube, don't message me about their video shit-talking me.
Addendum: If their behavior on some other website would get them blocked/banned on a channel that I have control over, assume them to be blocked.
Rule 2: Under normal circumstances I do not unblock people, but if you feel that I have made a mistake you are free to send an ask to my tumblr. I do make mistakes and I may have misinterpreted what you said. We can resolve the issue there, but keep in mind we will go through all of the details about what I had said, and it won't be a private conversation. This is me giving the benefit of the doubt. If I did make a mistake, everyone will know what I did. If I didn't make a mistake, everyone will know what you did. Oh yeah, make sure that it's not a private message.
Rule 3: Do not post external links (anything other than the website you are currently on). There's no point to it. Any discussion that any person wants to have with me can be done here.
Rule 4: Don't respond to comment chains with things that have nothing to do with the discussion. If I'm talking to someone about... paintings... don't respond to one of my comments asking me about Sponge Out of Water, or something like that. I'll see it just as easily if you post the comment on its own on my main page here.
Rule 5: You can say anything about my videos on my videos barring a direct personal attack. However, when you start arguing and insulting the other people who have left comments on my video, that's when I have to block you. There have been way too many cases of people just spamming everyone who left positive comments with "how you could like this crap!?" or "you're an idiot for liking this." All it does is make people mad at you. You can dislike a movie all you want, but when you start flicking popcorn at the people who are laughing at the jokes, that's when I have to remove you from the theater.
Rule 6: If you hit me with a direct personal attack I'm going to block you. By insulting me... what do you think you're going to accomplish? I am going to have a negative reception to anything else you might want to say. And yes I've had my own problems with this and I'm struggling to move past it.
Rule 7: No obvious spam. Constantly copy-pasting the same comment, obviously intentional misspelling, etc.
Rule 8: Do not ask for my Skype. I only give it to very specific people. %99.99 of people are not one of those specific people. It's essentially my "business line."
Rule 9: I don't watch response videos. For many reasons, most importantly I just don't have the time. It would take you a lot less time to just leave a comment and it's a lot more likely that I'll respond. But when most people make response videos, they tend to fall into the same traps. They either use the strawman fallacy, where they're arguing with something that I never meant or never said, or they're using the no true scotsman fallacy (i.e. "no true troll would do such a thing). They basically ignore the argument in favor of semantics. But 95% of them basically ignore everything I've said in my videos to simply state their opinion.
Rule 10: If you're going into an art stream, like the ones where Megan or Kyle go to, try to keep the topic on work. This is not the place to ask me personal questions or annoy me. If the stream is for Growing Around that's what we're doing, and if you go into that stream you should have the intention to watch work on that being done. Anything else seems to take attention away from the work that we're attempting to do. If you have personal questions for me, keep in mind, that is what my tumblr is for.