I do like clearly and concisely expressed views and am often as outspoken as politeness allows. I hope that commentators will do the same, no matter whether they agree or disagree with me. However, I will now insist that we all observe a minimum of courtesy towards each other.
Twelve simple rules must be observed when commenting on my blog.
- All posts should be in understandable English; with rare exceptions, I will not post comments that I find incomprehensible.
- Libellous statements will not be posted.
- Personal insults will not be posted.
- People who keep insulting others will be permanently banned from posting on my blog.
- Comments must be on topic.
- Nothing published here must be taken as medical advice.
- All my statements are comments in a legal sense.
- Conflicts of interest should always be disclosed.
- I will stop discussions on any particular topic, if I feel that enough has been said and things are getting boring or repetitive.
- I will not post comments which are overtly nonsensical.
- I will prevent commentators from monopolizing the discussion.
- Please use the same name you’ve used before when commenting — it doesn’t have to be your real name, but it helps others who are trying to follow the discussions.
Please do let me know, if you feel that I or someone else has broken any of these rules.