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No Personal Attacks (Ad Hominems)
Personal attacks are also known as ad hominems.
An ad hominem argument, also known as argumentum ad hominem
(Latin: "argument to the man", "argument against the man")
typically takes the form of name-calling. You must affirm
that your current comment contains no personal attacks and
that you agree to never engage in personal attacks in any future
reader comment you might post on this website.
It is a personal attack if you use a
derogatory name that is not literally true. So, for instance,
if you want to call someone a "clown" you must also provide
some evidence that he dresses up in baggy clothes and puts
on grease paint on weekends to entertain at children's
birthday parties, or something similar. If you fail to provide
evidence backing the use of the particular derogatory name
you use, your comment is in violation of our rules. It is
subject to immediate removal, and you yourself are subject
to being blacklisted from the site at the discretion of management.
No Spam or Spyware
Spam is prohibited on this website. You must agree to
refrain from posting spam, posting comments for the purpose
of encouraging spam, and any other use of this website for
spamming. Posting of links to spyware or malware-infested
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By clicking the above link, you are affirming that your
current comment, as well as any future comments or articles
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are agreeing both in your current comment and in any future
comments not to violate or incite others to violate anyone
Some examples of rights violations in reader comments are as follows. This
is only a partial list and should not be considered all-inclusive:
- Posting comments that directly violate copyrights of others
- Posting comments that publish the contact information of others
- Posting comments that directly violate the individual rights of others