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2) Commenters may attack another poster’s or commenter’s words or ideas but not the person him/herself or his/her family members.

3) Commenters are strongly encouraged to back up all assertions with facts (and preferably links to reputable supporting materials) whenever possible. If you can’t find a reputable source that supports your position, then perhaps reconsider writing your comment.

4) Comments that are deliberately designed to inflame are prohibited.

5) Commenters are encouraged to make it clear when they are expressing an opinion, and to refrain from asserting opinions as facts, as this tends to be needlessly inflammatory.

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14) The blog team may, without notice to the commenter, edit or delete comments that violate these guidelines or that they think are in poor taste. Repeat offenders may be banned from commenting.

15) If you don’t care for our rules, there are lots of other blogs out there or you can start your own.

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