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A Comment is Conversation: A comment that does not add value to the conversation, runs off on an inappropriate tangent, or stifles the conversation may be edited, moved or deleted.
Limit Links: This blog is set up to automatically hold in moderation any blog comment with more than two links, which may delay your comment from appearing on this blog. Any blog comment with more than four links may be marked as spam.
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Commenters Blocked: Anyone who violates this Comments Policy may be blocked from future access and/or commenting on this blog.
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