The comments coming into this blog have descended to a level where a reader has to wade through screenfuls of nasty insults and vague threats to find the few gems where someone has actually said something meaningful and sensible.
Barry has suggested that I do something about it. I've gone a step further than his idea of disallowing anonymous posting; I've enabled "comment moderation" so that I will now preview postings before publication.
Hopefully this will be a temporary measures until the trouble-makers mend their ways or go away and find another forum to vent their spleen. I don't really like the idea of moderated comments, which is too much like censorship.
You are still free to disagree with me or with each other; but address ideas not personalities.
Here are the new rules;
Any post will be deleted which;
1. Is an ad hominem attack or insult
2. Constitutes "hate speech"
3. Contains threatening language
If these types of posts stop coming in, I'll go back to unmoderated comments.