Saturday, December 5, 2009

Comment Policy

Intelligent, thoughtful, and well-meaning comments are welcome and indeed encouraged on this site. That is the nature of a discussion forum. It is our hope that a spirited and lively discussion in these pages might contribute to a better understanding of the myriad issues surrounding financial regulation and reform and, indeed, might even assist those entrusted with financial reform to do a better job.

However, spirited and lively discussion must not devolve into a free for all. Comments judged to be abusive, off topic, frivolous, or otherwise objectionable by the site's editors will be edited or removed entirely, at their sole discretion. Repeat offenders will be banned from commenting further. There will be no appeal.

This does not mean we expect commenters and contributors to restrict themselves to anodyne, inoffensive language or lukewarm argument. Sharp elbows and fierce commitment are encouraged, as is forceful language not approved by the AP Stylebook. Just remember to use it with style.