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1. Do not abuse
The first rule of commenting is to refrain from attacking others. Intelligent dialogue is encouraged—winning a fight is not. Do not attack, insult, or defame or use jargon, slang, or abbreviations when referring to people or groups or to anyone contributing to this blog or the community to which they belong. Rude or disrespectful speech will not be included for public viewing.

2. Stay with the discussion
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3. Do not spam
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4. Use appropriate language and illustrations
No profanity is permitted. Do not include pornographic material (links, images, text, etc.) Generalizations about groups of people should be avoided. All people and groups should receive dignified treatment.

5. Keep it original
Do not post copyrighted materials. Please cite all quotations. Assume all web page content is copyrighted.

6. Do not impersonate
Do not comment under the name of someone else. Commenting anonymously with your own handle is permitted.

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