Back here I deleted comments and left a note explaining that I did so because of the vicious ad hominem nature of some of these comments. I won't speak for my co-bloggers but I ask that commenters on my posts refrain from personal attacks.
I don't particularly care if the thread veers off topic and you want to talk about flower gardening instead of oil pipelines. But if you start screaming FUCK YOU in caps or calling another commenter nasty names, I'll delete your posts without a second thought, whether or not I agree with you. I won't ban you unless you persist and you're welcome to continue posting if you change your tone.
Yes, I'm quite aware that some of my posts are vitriolic, but I try direct that vitriol at politicians and certain cohorts, not individuals adding their tuppence in the threads. Unless you're trolling and/or have the initials PR.
That is all.