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Our system records the IP addresses and email addresses of all commenters. Suspicious numbers of comments from one IP address may be deleted if we suspect an attempt to delude the readers of this site.

We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason, or to turn comments off on any given post for any reason.

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This policy may be extended or changed at any time, depending on the current state of comments.

Appended – 10/15/2007

Let’s make it clear: Liability for all comments rests with the commentator; nonetheless, the site reserves the right to remove comments that are non-germane, redundant, malicious, unfunny, or otherwise lame, as determined by site’s staff. Wholesale removal of some comments on any grounds shall not make the site liable for the content of other, posted comments.

Appended – 03/13/2008

Report comments! Due to the inability of a select few of our commenters to restrain themselves from barraging the threads with vitriol and troll droppings, we have instituted a “report comments” feature (read: report comments plugin) that will allow the community to police itself. If you, our trusted and loyal reader feel offended by a nasty comment, click on the “[report comment]” link and send us a note. We’ll take a look, and if we agree, then we’ll take the comment down.

We reserve the right, however, to disagree on what constitutes a comment worthy (or is it worthless) of removal.

Adapted from Lauren Wood’s comment policy.

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