I was hoping it wouldn't come to this, but after six months of relatively civil discourse, a few people have decided to flood the blog with obscene and otherwise off-topic comments. I had to remove over sixty comments just yesterday.
Although I reserve the right to delete or edit any comment for any reason, in general here are the guidelines I follow:
As I hope you have seen, I do welcome thoughtful criticism and have been enjoying the dialog we've had over the last six months.
But this needs to remain a respectful forum, one which people feel comfortable reading from work and one which continues to have a high signal to noise ratio.
And for the vast majority of you who have been following the rules, I do humbly apologize for any inconvenience.