I hereby proclaim this day Troll Amnesty Day. Having recently seen a person behaving trollishly on this blog, and dealt with by commenters here without any need to resort to banning them, I’ve decided to lift all previous bans, and give a second chance to all commenters that have previously been banned. This will also give the rest of us another chance to see if we can illustrate ways of dealing with inappropriate behaviors besides banning.
I will still ban anything that I consider spam, including copying and pasting en masse of material from elsewhere on the internet. And I reserve the right to ban in the future anyone whose comments are felt to interfere with the high standard I try to maintain for discussions here.