Due in part to the recent massive derailing of, and general unpleasantness within, a certain discussion thread here, I will be enforcing my comments policy more stringently, especially when it comes to personal attacks, and off-topic posts that I find tiresome and/or disruptive.
Also, I'm introducing short-term bans for people who are breaking the rules but don't deserve forever bans. Blogger doesn't let me literally ban people; I just delete their comments. If I've "banned" someone and they keep posting, just ignore them. I will delete their comments when I see them.
I've updated my comments policy page to reflect this. If you're new here, read it.