by Marion Nestle
Sep 3 2011

Once again: policy on comments

In response to readers’ requests, I have been monitoring comments and deleting those in three categories: (a) pornographic, (b) vulgar, and (c) personal rather than focused on the issues under discussion.

To expand on (c): I welcome comments on any aspect of issues related to food politics, regardless of whether I do or do not agree with the positions expressed.

I am deleting comments that focus exclusively on the personal.  

For example,  I am deleting comments like “she only posts comments that agree with her position.”  Comments like this are not only false, but add nothing to the discussion of the issues.

I very much regret having to do this.