I have never developed a formal comments policy for this site.
Comments that have been deliberately inaccurate or threatening to individuals have at times been removed - at other times they have not, as they sometimes tell you more about the author than anything else. I will continue to look at comments on an ad-hoc basis.
One of the downsides of blogging is that whilst the blogger goes on the record, as a named individual accountable for their own actions, those who comment are usually anonymous and frequently unknown to anyone else. Their motivations may range from the desire for an exchange of views, through to doing maximum political and personal damage to another individual or group. The distance and anonymity of the Internet can also encourage a combativity that would be unlikely in a face to face setting - an issue well known to anyone who crossed swords on the Libcom forums a few years back.
Over time I have grown more sympathetic to Ian Bone's view of 'never complain, never explain'. In Class War I was for many years a fanatical corrector of slurs and snidey comments against the Federation, but as Ian correctly points out, once you start doing that, you will never do anything else. It is interesting that the Stalinist school of falsification has prospered long after Stalinism itself. Reading certain posts and comments on Socialist Unity about Anarchists or at its worst Libcom on Class War or Libcom on Larry O'Hara, such method can be adopted by those who would normally run a mile from old school Stalinist political currents.
What I would encourage those who comment on this blog is to:
1. Keep the threats and abuse to a minimum
2. Try to make your comments shorter than the piece you are commenting upon
3. Avoid posting up scores of links to youtube clips and Google vids. It is one of the traits of the 9/11 truth movement - a link is believed to trump a concise argument. It does not.
4. Remember this blog is paid for and run by Mossad/New Labour/Zionist-Rothschildism/Me, and that all posts should be viewed in that light.