Commenting policy

We encourage engaging conversations and appreciate thoughtful comments and questions. To maintain a productive exchange, we ask that you refrain from these types of comments, which we reserve the right to remove:

  • Hate speech. Any language that attacks another person on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.
  • Personal attacks. Any comment attacking another person — the writer of a post, another commenter, or anyone else.
  • Obscenity and profanity.
  • Off-topic comments. We encourage you to comment based on your relevant experience. Please keep comments closely related to the posts they are on.
  • Advertising, including comment spam. 
  • Copyrighted material. If you aren’t the author or copyright owner, please secure the rights to and/or accurately attribute anything you include in your comment.