In response to some really ugly threads the past couple of weeks, we’ve decided to institute our first (brief) comment policy, which you can read here.
With startlingly few exceptions, our commenters all bring something intelligent to say and tend to do it with class and erudition. Even our “trolls” like to give us a bit of a hard time, but at the same time offer smart critiques.
That’s not something you can say about, for instance, Horse’s Ass, where the quality of the posts is not at all matched by what goes on in the threads. We’d like to keep the tone of our threads the way it’s been historically.