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Comment Policy

In the spirit of transparent, collaborative research, we take a light hand with comment moderation. We will, however, delete the following:

  • Incomprehensible or irrelevant comments
  • Comments containing abusive language, threats, or obvious trolling
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We encourage intelligent, in-depth discussion. Users who show a pattern of insulting or uncivil comments, and who persist after receiving a warning from a moderator, may be banned.

Discussing research may involve criticism of an author's methods, statistics, or professional behavior. We will not delete comments simply for being critical, but we will delete ones involving unsupported allegations of improper behavior, especially fraud.

We may turn on comment moderation if we believe the system is being abused. Comments may occasionally be delayed in showing up due to automatic spam-prevention filters.

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