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Comment policy

I’ve been receiving many complaints about the comments. I dislike doing this, but I’m changing the policy.

  1. If you have not been banned or suspended it usually means your comment was eaten by one of the spam-protection layers. These are set strong. One layer, the Eich Guardian, tests for Javascript presence (bot spam does not have it). If you have an ad blocker or are turning off Javascript you may see a message stating your comments appears as spam. Every commenter takes this personally and is sure I am out to ban them. It’s not so. I do not run ads, so either add this site to your white list or try a different browser.
  2. Comments with meaningless abuse such as “Briggs you’re an idiot and a great sinner”, however accurate they may be, and directed toward anybody, do nothing to add to the discussion, and so will be deleted. I sometimes miss deleting inappropriate comments, so if I miss your transgression, do not read anything into it.
  3. Any comment with foul language and the like will be deleted, the user suspended or banned. These comments are automatically deleted, never to be seen.
  4. Long, rambling, not-to-the point comments may be deleted. Repeat offenders might be suspended. You’d be surprised how many people email me and complain about this.
  5. If you repeat a transgression, you will be banned or suspended from commenting.
  6. The terms of suspensions and bans are my own, since I am dictator of this site.
  7. The last step, and one I am avoiding because of the work, is to moderate all comments. I pray it doesn’t come to that.

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