Moderation

Unlike mainstream media websites, your comments will be subject to minimal moderation in order to avoid any wearisome barrier or delay to publication.

Every comment that you post to this website will be published immediately without delay, provided that it is not automatically rejected by the spam filter operating on this website.

A spam filter operating on this website will automatically reject any comments for publication that contain any words in its list of banned words, such as expletives, obscenities and words used in very-far-off-topic comments, such as comments that promote some product or service for commercial gain, like pharmaceutical drugs.  This spam filter will not delay the publication of comments that it does not reject based on its list of banned words.

When commenting on this website, please comply with the following minimal guidelines:

  • Do not write comments in bad faith with the objective of undermining the common good of your fellow citizens in your own country or citizens of other countries around the world.
  • Do not write comments in bad faith with the objective of suppressing awareness of corruption, criminal activity or any other ill that is negatively affecting your fellow citizens in your own country or citizens of other countries around the world.
  • Do not write comments that are excessively obnoxious, irritating or annoying.
  • Do not deliberately make spelling, grammatical or typographical errors in bad faith when commenting with the objective of deliberately diminishing the credibility of the information contained in your comment in the eyes of the readers of your comment.
  • Do not write comments that expose yourself or this website to legal liability, such as liability to be sued for defamation.

Because comments posted to this website are not moderated before publication, apart from being processed by the spam filter operating on this website, I would appreciate it if you could please flag any comments that you come across on this website that you think violate any of the guidelines listed above.  I will examine the comments that you have flagged to determine whether they violate these guidelines.

Comments that violate these guidelines will be removed from this website.

Commenters who persistently violate these guidelines will be banned from commenting on this website.