|"You're on notice, you Hosers!"|
Today I deleted a number of comments from both sides of the Middle Eastern debate.
I have lost all patience for people who are here just spoiling for a fight. Going off-topic is one thing, and it's welcome if it advances the exchange or adds some intelligence, new information or levity, but flame wars and the hijacking of threads are not.
If you're a repeat offender, and some of you already are, your comments will be deleted and your IP will be banned.
Keep this up, and I'll just close all comments.
NB: I have time-stamped this notice well into the future so it remains at the top of the blog for a while.
UPDATE (AUG. 17 @12:17 a.m.): How ironic. On a thread about deleting comments, I have started deleting comments. And now I am closing them.