Welcome to LeftFace, where we enjoy informed debate and celebrate well-composed, insightful and witty dialogue. This is a place for those of us with a liberal bent who happen to be military spouses, partners, and significant others. We invite interesting comments from all over the political spectrum – we may not always agree, but we are here to listen to and learn from each other. NB: If you are leaving your first ever comment, it will be held for moderation – but only once. This is in no way to discourage comments (and is quite common on other wordpress blogs), but more to prevent spam and hit-and-runs. Once one of us has approved the newcomer, feel free to comment all you want!
Zombie-esque unintellectual nutjobs, however? Well, those don’t sit so well. If you find you simply cannot respond without personal attacks, insinuations or truly foul and uninventive language, you will be responded to in the following manner: First, your comment will be highlighted and subjected to editing. Some of us are partial to disemvowelment (look it up) while others are partial to other forms of translation.
If the thought of your nastiness being translated into Klingon or Redneck doesn’t help you change your tack, you will then be deleted. Quickly and without warning. However, so far we have not deleted a single comment, so remember what your mamma taught you: if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all!
And please, don’t think we’re not savvy enough to track trolls, loosely defined as anyone who makes defamatory, hateful, abusive, incoherent, illogical, or unnecessarily argumentative posts, usually with the intention of derailing healthy discussion and debate based on logic and respect. If you find it necessary to go to that much trouble to flout our comment policy, then really, we worry for you, we really do.