[edit: The first comment made by a specific handle will have to be manually approved. I’m in the process of setting up regular commenters with the auto-approval funciton. If I missed you, please leave a comment and I’ll get you added in.
For the purposes of these comment sections, dehumanizing language is anything that refers to a broad group of humans as something other than human based on immutable characteristics of said group (ie “vermin”, “parasites”, etc). Describing particular actions as parasitical is fine so long as accompanying evidence is presented, but blanket absolute statements that are obviously untrue (ie “all members of group X are parasitical”) is not. The intention is for these comment sections to be thought-provoking and idea-generating. There are other places on the internet that are cathartic for those who find spewing vulgarity to be cathartic, but this is not such a place.]
I’ve instituted comment moderation. Known commenters who don’t violate the forum rules–no personal identifying information, no dehumanizing language, no racial slurs, no spamming–will be set up for auto-approval. Violations will result in loss of auto-approval status. Anonymous comments will always require manual approval prior to being displayed, so use a handle!
I’m playing around with the programming on the backend so please be patient as this rank amateur works it out.