I won’t remove comments from this blog that are mostly on-topic, interesting, make a good point or make me laugh. In fact I delete very few comments.
As a guideline, however:
- I will close and/or delete comments on a post when comments are simply threats or insults or have gone so wildly off-topic that a new post would serve the debate better.
- Anonymous comments are permitted, but I’d rather you left a name and genuine email address (particularly if you have something interesting to say). Fake email addresses may lead to deletion.
- Comments which recycle old tropes like ‘Socialism = Stalinism’, ‘ERC = Hitler’, etc. will be removed. I’m not keen on the dissemination of FUD either, so there’s that.
- Measures such as IP bans etc will be used as a last resort.
Essentially, if your comment is deleted, it is usually because you are considered to be trolling.
If you don’t agree with a decision to remove your comment, or you think that your comment was accidentally removed, please contact me.
Or you could just get your own blog.