After fighting with some guy I don’t know in the comments the other day, I tried to write out what I hope for from people who stop by to comment. I doubt it will be effective — the people who need a comments policy never seem to be the ones who would read a comments policy — but it was useful to me to think about what I want from comments, anyway. And since the point of the blog is to interact with the world, what I want from comments is in some sense also what I want from the blog as a whole.
Anyway. If you’re a regular, this doesn’t really apply to you. I just get tired of fielding the hostile drive-bys.