The comments in my blog have been totally out of hand this past week or two. People got very rude to me and to each other.
I got pissed off and just turned off comments completely, but that kind of cripples my blog. The whole point is the dialogue.
Of course the word policy comes from the same root as police, and sadly, my new policy is to police. That is to say, if anything rude comes to my attention in the comments - any kind of rudeness at all - I will delete the comment without explanation. You don't have to agree with me, or with each other, but bad manners of any kind are banned. You can say anything you want, but you have to say it politely.