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Comment policy

We encourage discussion and debate, and appreciate all opinions. Sadly though, we have to protect our community against a small minority of people who use forums like this to disrupt and lower the tone of discussions. Here then, are our rules of engagement:

Don’t be a jerk: We will not tolerate any swearing, threats, personal attacks or harassment of any kind. Racism, bigotry, misogyny or any other inappropriate responses will be removed.

Stay on topic: If your post does not address the article or relate to it in some context, your post will be deleted.

No trolling: If you post a deliberately offensive or provocative comment with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them, your post will be deleted.

We will ban offenders: Repeat offenders of any of the above will be banned from this forum. If you try to circumvent a ban by returning with a sock puppet or new account, you will be banned again. Decisions in these regards are ours and not open to debate.

Keep the passion, but be nice

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