I haven’t had time to monitor comments very closely, but I resolve to do so. I also resolve to bring back this blog’s reputation for friendly, thoughtful, and welcoming discussions. I resolve to delete comments that are off topic. I resolve to delete personal attacks, mean-spirited cuts, and vicious asides. If you find a comment offensive, flag it, whereupon my general policy will be to automatically delete it. I don’t want to ban anybody if I can avoid it, nor will I censor substantive ideas. You can disagree, but you are going to have to be kind, non-offensive, and on topic if you want your comments to go through.
I’ll probably fail at these resolutions as I do with others (especially when I’m really busy), but I’m going to give it a try with your help and co-operation.