I encourage rational discussion & comments, but not personal character assassination to make your point. If I have made a mistake, point it out & we will go from there. If you agree or disagree, put it down. Add to the discussion if possible, or make your opinion known without resorting to name-calling of the author or others.

If you want to leave anonymous messages, that’s OK, but if you want to flame the positions of the author or the other people who take the time to comment on the material presented, have the decency & courage to put your name/blog/address to your post.

There have also been some abuses of my good nature to sidetrack off of the main topic of the post to discuss related material. That’s fine as long as it’s relevant and doesn’t detract too much from the topic at hand.

But one of the things that I am beginning to be annoyed with is the incessant nitpicking over isolating one statement in a paragraph and taking it out of context. If you want to make a comment, please comment on the entire post or paragraph.

Otherwise, don’t be surprised if your comment gets blown away without warning. Or changed to make the comment seem even more ridiculous than what it already says. Continued abuses can and will lead to banning, but only as a last resort. For better or worse, this is my commenting policy.