Recently a number of people have been trolling the comments, intentionally inflaming arguments and, making very vulgar remarks about other commenters and, worst of all, impersonating other commenters.
A reminder of the comment policy …
Comment Policy: I reserve the right to remove comments at my discretion. Think of comment threads like a dinner party at someone’s house. If you make the party unpleasant for others or me, you won’t be invited back.
I am happy to tolerate a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but I’m not going to tolerate nastiness, rudeness, trolling, vitriol, or excessive snarkiness toward the author(s) or other commenters. You may make your case passionately, but civility is expected.
Please stay on topic and respect the technical nature of this blog.
TFB has a unique culture, I don’t want to lose that to trolls. Please downvote comments which do not belong on TFB. If enough downvotes are accumulated on a comment, it is hidden from view.
We will be keeping a close eye on comments over the next couple of weeks.