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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.
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:
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For more info, click here. (Added by Sou 18 January 2014)
Blogger has several options for commenting, using your credentials from a Google account, Typepad, Wordpress etc. After you've typed in a comment you will be asked to choose how you are commenting. The drop down list provides the following choices:
If you comment using a Google account you'll probably have more options available, such as being able to delete your comment that you wrote in haste. Also commenting with your Google account will, I think, bypass reCaptcha, which Google no longer allows turning on and off completely on Blogger. I'm not sure about other verifiable accounts (WordPress, TypePad etc.)
You can also type in your name or preferred pseudonym. Do this by selecting the Name/URL option in the drop down list. You only need to enter your preferred name in the top line (under "Name:"). You can leave the second box blank (the box marked "URL:").
Commenting as "Anonymous" is strongly discouraged. For one thing, you'll risk being mistaken for one of the other zillion anonymice.
HTML code for comments
Options for html on the Google blogger platform used here are limited.
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