After several short, vulgar comments were posted to Graham Crawford's article today on RTH that contained no content other than insults, I decided enough is enough.
Raise the Hammer has always maintained a policy of deleting obvious spam - comments that have no purpose other than to sell something. To that category we have now added what I'm calling insult spam - comments that serve no purpose other than to insult someone.
If a comment:
It will be treated as spam and deleted without notice.
I will not have this forum descend into empty vulgarity. All opinions are welcome - even opinions that run contrary to the broad consensus on an issue, and especially if such opinions are stated respectfully and argued based on clear evidence - but a nasty, anonymous personal insult that is otherwise completely devoid of content is not an opinion and will not be protected.
This site is based on civility, and civility is based on a compact. Read the discussion guidelines and comment voting guidelines, accept that the RTH community values civil discourse and enforces it through community moderation, and understand that empty vulgarity for its own sake will be removed.
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