comments policy

Be excellent to each other.
Comments on stories/submissions will mostly be open, but will always be moderated. Thoughtful debate and supportive comments are welcome and encouraged, but meanness, cruelty and/or hatred will not be tolerated. Yes, the determination of these things is somewhat arbitrary. However, on this site I am the absolute arbitrator, the supreme commander of what deserves to stay and what gets deleted. If I think a comment is mean or inappropriate (homophobic, racist, sexist, etc), it will be deleted.
Try to understand and learn from other perspectives. Aim to be complimentary and cooperative rather than critical and divisive. Disagree pleasantly and respectfully, in a way that encourages further dialogue. Embrace and appreciate all that you can from others. At the very least, live and let live.