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Comments Policy

Comments on posts to this blog are welcome. Comments from readers can encourage lively debate. There are, however, limits. Comments are moderated to exclude comments that are inappropriate. Examples of comments that are considered inappropriate are those that are

  • offensive to an individual or an organization
  • incoherent, rambling, unintelligible or irrelevant
  • personal attacks, disrespectful or discourteous behavior, or those that are rude in tone
  • hateful or those meant to harass or intimidate
  • ad hominem attacks
  • racist, insulting, or life-threatening
  • serious, unproven or inaccurate accusations against individuals or organizations
  • aggressive, coarse, violent, or obscene
  • messages where the sender is not the author or where the author is not identified by name
  • abusive such as comments that merely rant or to which it is not possible to produce a useful response
  • conjecture, nonsense such as comments that contain unsubstantiated allegations
  • defamatory claims

I reserve the right to select or to refuse to post comments that I consider to be inappropriate.

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