Comment Moderation Policy
This site respects the right of users to express themselves and does not remove comments on the basis of the political viewpoints they contain.
Users who post comments should follow common rules of netiquette. Don't post in ALL CAPS. Don't engage in trolling.
Profanity and other objectionable words will be filtered. User comments will be deleted if they contain commercial spam, viruses, pornography, threats against public officials, threats of violence, personal attacks, prejudice based on race, religion, sexuality or gender, or harassment directed at another user (in particular, any attempt to identify a user's real name, address or workplace).
Users who receive three warnings about their comments in a 21-day period will have their posting privileges suspended for 21 days.
Creating a second account to circumvent these rules will result in a permanent loss of account privileges.
Comments and complaints about site moderation will be deleted. These rules have been established by necessity and are no longer up for discussion.
The publisher of the site will not respond to email about this policy.
This site respects the rights of copyright holders and complies with the provisions of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act.
Users who post links to articles hosted on other sites should not reproduce the full text of the article in their blog entries. When sharing a link, write a headline and a summary that describe the linked article and perhaps include a brief excerpt or quote. Readers can follow the link to read the article in full.
If you're writing your own article for the Retort, it can be as long as you like.
User accounts must be verified before they can be used to sign comments and weblog entries. When you join the site, an e-mail is sent to the address you provided for the account. Click the link contained in this e-mail to verify that you got the mail.
IP Address Blocking
This site blocks submissions from IP addresses that have been used in the past to submit commercial spam and other forms of net abuse. Please contact the publisher if you believe this was in error.