[Updated 3/17 for clarity.]
On this blog, I’ve always been happy to follow a policy of not editing or filtering comments, and to let comments stand whether the commenter agrees with me or not. However, recently a few comments have strayed into name-calling (e.g., I’d never heard the term “freetard” until last week), and I’ve decided to start moderating all comments, and to remove some existing comments that seem to me to be disrespectful of others.
Fortunately, the vast majority of comments aren’t like that, and opinions that respectfully disagree with my own or with those of other commenters continue to be welcome. Thanks for understanding.