The moderation policy here is very simple.
DON’T BE A DICKHEAD
Dont be a smart arse to people asking honest questions
Political discussion will always stir passions – so put downs are fine, as long as they’re witty or good natured
When you slap – do it with a smile.
No debate will be entered into over moderation, any debate about moderation will itself be moderated. Abide by these simple things and all will be good in the world.
For a more polite version of this – you can read the official Crikey comments policy here that is enforced across the Crikey Blogs universe.