I think it’s important that people be able to talk about what’s posted here, but I don’t want to see any one article derailed into a discussion about something else.
I’ve decided to make this ONE page, and allow comments on it. You will be able to reply to each other and keep track of your conversations. If you want to start a new “thread,” just leave a new comment instead of replying to another comment.
I often respond to new comments, and just as a disclaimer, for any fact-seeking you’re doing, look on the front page. Rumors and opinions might be discussed and this would be the place where I personally would weigh in. Rumors may turn out to be false. Opinions may change. What is posted on the home page and in the media section, those are verifiable facts and documents. This Discussions page may not be verifiable. Be forewarned.
These will be unmoderated except for a few things:
- Spammers. Most of these are caught right away and won’t even make it to my approval inbox.
- Degrading comments. While both sides of the coin are welcome here, personal attacks against other commenters won’t be tolerated. Disagreement is natural, and can be done with civility.
- Excessive links to other sites. I don’t want this to turn into a bad version of Pinterest. If you find an article online you’d like to share in the comments, go ahead and link it. But I’ll be watching for personal site links that have nothing to do with the topic of this website.
And that’s it for the rules! I think it’s important that these be unmoderated. If the website tells you a comment is being held for approval, assume that as long as it’s not in violation of those rules, it’ll be approved as soon as I can get to it.
One final thing, please be advised that whatever Full Name you have attached to your WordPress account will appear with your comment. I cannot change this. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, make another account with a pseudonym.