We do not moderate comments at this time; we welcome and encourage different thoughts whether in agreement or disagreement, even those critical are acceptable — disagreement and discussion is needed and encouraged. Even if a commenter is wrong and states 2 + 2 = 5, it’s our policy not to delete or moderate comments just because they’re false (unless they’re inappropriate — see below). If you want to discuss a falsehood, that’s your prerogative.
Comments are the opinion of the individual user and do not necessarily reflect the views of this site — we make no claim on the truth, accuracy, or merit of any person’s statements.
However, we are interested in civil discussion. To that end, we may delete any comment, for any reason, at any time, solely at our discretion (however, if we don’t catch an inappropriate comment, don’t assume it’s acceptable — we don’t pre-moderate comments so it’s possible for something to slip through).
Disagreeing or critical discussion is fine as long as it’s conducted in a civilized way. Particularly, the following are a few (but not the only) sure-fire ways to get your comments deleted:
- Abusive speech.
- Wildly off-topic.
- Ad-hominem attacks.
- Foul language.
- Obvious spam.
- Anything non family-friendly.
Be Polite. Be civil. That’s not too much to ask — if you can’t discuss without a f-bomb or other impolite behavior, save us both time and post elsewhere. If you don’t think a respectable newspaper would publish your comments, it’s likely also not acceptable here either.
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