I want to remind all commenters to read The Civility Plea.

It is remarkable how strong the inverse correlation is between the harshness of one’s rhetoric and the value of what one is saying.

From now on, I want to see our comments policed even more harshly. Take your flame wars somewhere else.

UPDATE: In case you are wondering, yes we do send warning letters and ban people who “agree” with our point of view. We’re policing tone, not content. A simple rule of thumb is that when you criticize the idea you are ok, and when you criticize the person you are skating on thin ice.