Commenting rules

We want to provide a way for those interested in our work to connect with one another, discuss the news and articles we post and understand the work we do in a more interactive way. Therefore we have introduced commenting to our website. In order for you to make the most out of this addition to our website, we have established some house rules. We want you to be able to have relevant discussions on our blogs, but we need to ensure the discussions stay on topic and, and stay within the following house rules.

 

Any comments that fall within the following categories will most likely be deleted:

 

Abusive, Ad Hominem, Overly Mean-Spirited. Attack arguments and ideas, not people. And please refrain from wishing bodily harm, death, or illness on others. Ad hominem arguments (in which one attacks a speaker to try and disqualify an argument’s validity) are not appreciated.

 

Hyperbolic Nazi References. Try not to compare people to Hitler and the Nazis unless they’re actually advocating anti-Semitism, racism, or genocide. See Godwin’s Law. These references usually poison debate and are indicative of intellectual laziness.

 

Filled with profanity. If you feel like an expletive helps make your point then just follow the first letter with a few stars. Censored profanity is acceptable. And keep in mind the first point.

 

Disgusting. Let’s avoid toilet humor and pornographic commentary. We’re not in third grade any more.

 

Ads or spam.

 

Racist, sexist, and homophobic.

 

Duplicates. Please do not copy and paste the exact same comment on multiple news or articles.

 

Threats. If you threaten or intimidate another commenter, a post’s author, or a public figure then you will immediately be banned from posting on Anomalien and you will be reported to the proper authorities.