There aren’t many rules here. They’re simple. They shouldn’t be hard to follow.
These are not legal promises from me to you, nor are they legal terms of service I expect you to agree to. They are, instead, a brief statement of the kind of decent behavior I expect from my guests on this blog.
Be respectful to each other. Don’t post personal attacks or hate speech. Assume good faith in others, and always try to act in good faith yourself.
I allow pseudonymous comments, but I require an email address to post. Don’t abuse the privilege of posting without your real name attached. Don’t unmask others who have chosen not to use theirs. Impersonation is absolutely forbidden.
Please keep your comments directed to each other and to the original post.
Spam will be deleted on sight. Unrepentant spammers will be publicly shamed.
Enforcement will be in my discretion. I will gently nudge the well-intentioned, reason with the reasonable, and take strong action against the malicious.