Comments

Attribution is the core of a statement. Anonymous comments are subject to rejection at my discretion. Signed comments that defame individuals are also subject to rejection at my discretion. Comments that are not relevant to the story are subject to rejection at my discretion.

The decision to post a comment is weighted like this, from most worthy to least:

1. Signed comments by someone who’s identity is confirmed without errors in fact that are relevant to the story.

2. Unsigned comments by someone who’s identity is confirmed but who has a good reason to not disclose his or her identity without errors in fact.

3. Anonymous comments without errors in fact.

4. Anonymous speculation based on vague notions.

5. Defamatory comment made without justification — justification being a legal term, not moral.

I read all the comments and give them all consideration. All are saved for at least 90 days.