Sockpuppetry (commenting under several names/pseudonyms with the purpose of appearing to be several people) is forbidden. Anyone who does so may have some or all of their comments deleted. Repeat offenders will be banned.
Vigorous debate is encouraged, but consistent abuse without substantive points will be moderated, Sooned, or deleted. Egregious breaches will be summarily deleted, and persistent offenders banned.
Derogatory references to the families of posters and commenters are forbidden, and will be deleted immediately. Repeat offenders will be banned.
The above rules are subject to my whim, and are not an exhaustive list of unacceptable behaviour on this blog. My decisions are final. By commenting, you are indicating that you have read and understood these rules.