For the most part, the conversation on Hercules Patch is thoughtful, informed and lively. But there are times when commenters cross a line and engage in name-calling and personal attacks.
I’d like to remind all commenters on Hercules Patch to strive for civility. This is not simply a matter of etiquette and online manners. The issues discussed on Hercules Patch are too important to be debased by insults. As someone who has participated in and moderated online conversations for the better part of the last decade, I can vouch that the most effective way to deliver observations, opinions and ideas (and perhaps even change some minds) is with precise and polite language.
If this message fails to foster civil conversation on Hercules Patch and you find yourself the subject of name-calling or abuse, please don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.