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Rules 13 and 15

I have been remiss in enforcing the rules on this blog, and this has led to significant discord among the commenting community. Here are rules 13 and 15 from the site Editorial Policy.

13. Personal attacks directed against other commenters are prohibited. This includes any threat explicit, veiled, ambiguous or implied. Any comment advocating violence against anyone is prohibited. Things like that will get you banned. Commenters whose sole purpose is to pick a fight will be banned.

15. The unlicensed practice of psychiatry is prohibited. It is off limits to say or imply that another commenter suffering from a mental illness (even if they are) or should be on medication (even if they should). Words like “crazy” or “nutty” are OK in reference to statements, but not people.

Violators will be put in moderation.

If police come upon a mentally ill homeless man lying on the street surrounded by people kicking the crap out of him, whom should they arrest? ‘Nuff said.

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