(1) -- nothing but name-calling or scoffing (a comment containing nothing but scoffing will be accepted if really hilarious)
(2) -- deliberate lies about objective facts
(3) -- gossip about my private affairs
(4) -- disparagement of anyone on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, or sexual orientation
(5) -- attempts to identify an anonymous commenter
(6) -- threats of violence
(7) -- anything illegal
I consider these rules to be quite liberal.
A reminder of the following statement at the head of the blog:
My non-response to a particular comment should not be interpreted as agreement, approval, or inability to answer.
I will respond to some comments by saying, "don't feed the trolls."
Unlike a lot of other bloggers, I do not ban commenters. All comments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Commenters need not change names when submitting comments.