There are two changes, only, to the language long present in our Comments Policy. First, we have added a new first sentence:
Comments at the Orthosphere are moderated by the contributors.
Second, we have increased the stringency of our criteria for the sorts of comments we deem fit to appear here, as follows; new language is in bold:
In some cases we may also delete comments on grounds such as libel, obscenity, incoherence or stupidity, or abuse of English grammar, syntax, or diction. The Orthosphere is meant to be a bastion of civilization, so barbarity of any sort will suffer the editorial axe.
Comments that are not immediately intelligible to a moderator will not be posted.