1) Comments must be relevant to the post.

2) Comments must be non-commercial. Of course, spam will get deleted. Individuals who repeatedly attempt to post commercial comments will be put on the spam list.

3) Comments must be polite. Flaming posts will be deleted. Statements such as “(Insert name of politician) is a $#@&*@ moron” may be emotionally satisfying, but do not add to the interplay of ideas. I expect readers of this site to be able to add emphasis to their comments without the use of obscenities.

4) Comments should add to the reader’s perspective or body of knowledge. I like compliments as much as the next person, but “I totally agree! You are so right!” doesn’t add much to the debate. Likewise, “You don’t know what you are talking about” by itself doesn’t add much either.

Thanks for your comments and your cooperation.