Comment PolicySou | 3:55 PM
When I was posting on HotCopper I made the effort to be polite and spent a lot of time researching and composing answers to questions people put about climate science and other topics including shares, with people often putting science questions directly to me by name (often in a rude and abusive fashion). I am not constrained by the need to be so accommodating of bullies on this blog. It's mine.
Feel free to post a comment. Posts that are generally polite and on topic are welcome. I'll draw the line with abusive posts and persistent troll posts.
Steer clear of personal attacks, though you can throw pretty much what you like at me. (Attack the argument, what people say and do.)
Avoid extreme language not acceptable in normal company, though there's a fair bit of leeway given here.
There is a strict "no violence" policy. That is, no talk of guns and no comments wishing physical harm on people. (That's a personal peeve of mine.)
There is also a strict 'no spam' policy.
I will not hesitate to delete comments that are overtly racist, sexist, libelous and/or use coarse language, and will treat people making such comments as permanently banned. From now on, such comments will disappear with no comment from me and no record of them will remain on public display. This is in the interest of visitors and people who make a positive contribution by way of comments. For more info, click here. (Added by Sou 18 January 2014)
Don't post links to anti-science websites. If you think you need to link to a science disinformation or science denying website, try to resist the temptation. If you can't resist, do not link directly. Archive the web page first and then link to the archived version. Here are two options:
If you can't find your comment where you thought it ought to be, try the HotWhoppery. (If none of your comments appear or all of them disappear without trace, it means you are one of four people who have been banned in the past for extreme infringements of the comment policy.)
(Finally, if you fear retribution from that site that merely pretends to like 'free speech', you can always post your comment under another name, using the Name/URL option - you can leave the URL line blank if you wish.)