A number of our threads have discussion that is off-topic to the post: this is inconvenient to anyone who is interested in researching an issue. So, we shall move off-topic comments to here but, NB, comments may be off-topic for particular posts but should still be on-topic for the blog or related to an item posted in the mini-blog.
Most commenters know this by default but for the handful who don’t, we will moderate comments that contain abuse or obscenities. We have a comment policy.
We may move towards moderating comments that ask questions that have been asked and answered on previous occasions.
If you don’t think that logic is a good method for determining what to believe, make an attempt to convince me of that without using logic. No one has even bothered to try yet. [Brett Lemoine]
Similarly, when you have been given appropriate information or links to read and you do not read them but continue to make your original statements in the hope that the broken record technique will wear down everyone’s critical faculties, this may lead to moderation if disemvowelling hasn’t worked.
For the majority of our commenters who are lively, well-mannered and whose comments regularly add to the general knowledge store, thank you.
Go, write it in a martial hand; be curst and brief. It is no matter how witty, so it be eloquent and full of invention.
Updated Feb 24, 2009.