How to comment on an article

Rules for commenting intelligently here and elsewhere:

  • Stick to the subject.
  • Try to state your point clearly and succinctly.
  • Your opinion may be interesting, someone else’s opinion less so.
  • Don’t bother to echo propaganda–no one cares.
  • If you quote something, cite the source.
  • Be polite, avoid insult and innuendo.
  • As Tom Reed claims toothlessly for his facebook page, “Content that is explicit, racial, or vulgar in any form … will be removed.

Constructive, relevant comments are welcome.  



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4 Responses to How to comment on an article

  1. pystew says:

    Well said, William.

    I don’t mind disagreements; everybody can learn something new. It is good to see issues from other people’s experiences. The personal attacks are uncalled for and apologize for the ones I have posted.


  2. BOB McGILL says:

    Do you realize that ” these rules ” could eliminate most of the comments on here ? Mostly yours !


  3. josephurban says:

    These are rules of common sense and decency. Sign of the times that they have to be made explicit.


  4. Barbara Griffin says:

    I’ve been following this blog daily for several months, and have observed that the majority of commentors stick to the rules most of the time. Admittedly, sometimes we all go passionately off the deep end. Good reminder for all of us.


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