Site Policy on Comments
This site is set to allow comments by those who do not identify themselves, using 'Anonymous,' so as to avoid having their real persona revealed. We do this to enable everyone to participate in dialog, if the comments are not repetitive, dogmatic, and provide further information which can be objectively checked.
All comments are moderated, however.
Using anonymity demands a higher standard of behavior than do comments which allow the facts about the individual to be checked. Who you are matters, just like in any community.
Bald assertions as to facts not in evidence are not proof. Anyone can claim to be, or not to be, anyone when they are posting anonymously. An anonymous commenter could claim to be Henry Kissinger, Barack Obama, or Monica Lewinsky. If it is funny enough we may allow it to be published
However, making assertions multiple times without proof will result in comments not being published and speculations, humorous and otherwise, about the motives of the person posting are to be expected.
Productive dialogs include a sharing of information which can be checked. Unwillingness to provide, or read, documentation or an assertion of a right to know more without having shared verifiable facts or their identity, will result in comments not being posted.
Commenters can question any assertion made but must be prepared to provide verifiable proof of their own assertions to receive any response.
If facts published on this site are proven to be incorrect information this will be noted and the facts corrected.
A long observed practice of disinformation agents is to ask questions, demanding information as a right, without providing anything productive to the dialog. This 'Trolling' kills productive communications and and is not tolerated. Any such comments will not be published.
It is well known among activists that operatives and agents use these techniques to insert falsehoods into dialogs and to harass those using a site. Made up identities are also used routinely and suspect identities will be checked. If it appears the persona is faked, the comment will not be published.
The Internet needs transparency. We aim to have it.