We welcome and encourage lively and spirited discussion among members. But that doesn't quite mean that is the Wild West of the Internet. In that spirit, we're establishing a few guidelines and asking that our users adhere to them while commenting.

We don't moderate comments before they are posted, but offending comments will be removed and the responsible user accounts monitored. Users who repeatedly break these guidelines will lose posting privileges.

This is the final (current) draft of our guidelines, but we are always open to feedback. If you have comments, questions or concerns about our guidelines, e-mail Webmaster or leave a comment in the section below.

Now that you know our expectations of commenters, join the discussion.

We reserve the right to remove offending comments. Break any of these rules, and don't be surprised if your comment disappears from the site. We're not the government – we can and will remove comments that don't follow these guidelines. We don't like to remove comments, but it happens from time to time.