There's a limit—that we will decide on—to the extent of personal insults that will be tolerated in our comments. Under Tom's recent post "Me Ape, You Tarzan," an anonymous commenter crossed the line. We removed that part of the comment. It was expected, based on the nature of the blog entry, that political commentary would result, and we left attacks on Tom's political opinions untouched.
The rules of attack, in short:
Opinions: Yes. Personalities: No.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
What we're talking about
on the front page.