Comment Policy

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Everybody that visits this blog must understand that suggestions and feedback are welcomed nevertheless some ground rules exist in order to avoid chaos.

The most important rule of all: Don’t be a jerk.This should be enough for many visitors but in case it’s needed more information, the following sentences should clear that.

As a commenter this is what is required:

  • Weigh in with smart, informed ideas that contribute further to the story.

  • Give useful, constructive criticism. Spot a typo or an error? Let me know and I will correct it.

  • Demonstrate and share the intelligence, wisdom, and humor I know you possess.

  • Don’t feed the trolls. Downvote and flag comments instead.

Although I can’t be everywhere at once, here are some of the kinds of comments I am going to do my best to curtail:

  • Promoting your own brand, product, or blog. So you’ve got a climate change solution that will simultaneously solve world poverty. Great for you. However this is not the place for that. Want to tell me anything? Use the feedback form.

  • Impersonating authors or other commenters.

  • Comments that make it clear you didn’t read the article.

  • Comments that are completely out of left field.

  • Threats — no matter how vague — against the author or other commenters.

  • Racism, sexism, homophobia, you get the drift.

  • Trolling.