We have banned only one commenter at Logarchism (for personally threatening another), and intend if at all possible to avoid using that recourse in future. When discussions (or people) get very heated, we may sometimes put certain people in the “moderation box” for a while so their comments can be screened before posting. This restriction is lifted as soon as things cool off.
We will delete messages that contain outright obscenity or serve no purpose except to attack other commenters. While we encourage lively and even heated debate, we distinguish between posts that attack ideas and those that attack people. Gratuitous and content-free snipes, jabs, sneers or mockery addressed at other visitors to the site will be deleted without comment.
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