Comment Policy

Adapted from Grist.

We love you and want you to feel safe in our comment fields. So our No. 1 house rule is no jerks allowed.  We reserve the right to delete comments and ban users as needed to keep the comment threads here civil and substantive. Here are some of the kinds of comments we’re going to do our best to curtail:

  • Promoting your own brand, product, or blog. 

  • Impersonating authors or other commenters. 

  • Comments that are completely out of left field. 

  • Threats — no matter how vague — against the author or other commenters.

  • Racism, sexism, homophobia, you get the drift. 

  • Trolling.