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Appended – 10/15/2007

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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.

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Adapted from Lauren Wood’s comment policy.

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