Comment Policy & Terms of Use 

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We allow comments on in order to encourage intelligent discussion, criticism, education, and a sense of community among our registered users. (Sign up for a free account here.)

The key word there is "intelligent." While we recognize that many otherwise dignified human beings unavoidably revert to their third-grade selves upon entering an anonymous forum, we expect better of our users. To that end...

We will remove submissions that contain any of the following:

  • Potentially libelous statements.
  • Obscene, explicit, or racist language including hate speech.
  • Personal attacks, insults or threats. Engage the idea; don't attack the thinker.
  • Commercial product promotions.
  • Information taken from another source without permission.
  • Private personal information published without consent (though it is impossible to guarantee your complete anonymity while using this site).
  • Comments and hyperlinks unrelated to the topic of the forum. Stay on point. Don't hijack a comment thread for your own uses.
  • Excessive foul language.
  • Comments that make obviously false or unsubstantiated allegations, or that purport to quote people or reports where the purported quote or facts are not publicly known.
  • ALL-CAPS RANTS. Use of all caps is online shouting, and it may result in removal of your comment.

Please try to keep your remarks brief. We may remove comments that are so long as to hijack the flow of conversation.

Help us help you
We do not review comments before they are posted, but we invite you to let us know if you spot feedback that violates these guidelines.

Our rights
These examples do not attempt to be thorough or definitive. In fact, we reserve the right to remove or block any comment we find objectionable for whatever reason. Intelligent argument and good manners do count on our website, and free expression does not require us to suffer fools and boors.


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More Questions?
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