Your comments under my articles are most welcome and very much appreciated. My moderation policy is very simple:

  • no insults
  • no ad hominem attacks
  • no accusations unsupported by evidence (or your own name-signed testimony)
  • no gratuitously rude language
  • no ridicule or patronising of your fellow commenters

I prefer if you comment under your real names, but pseudonymous/anonymous comments are allowed. I reserve however the right to moderate those if I feel the anonymity is being abused for trolling etc. Please leave your real email (only I will see it), so I can contact you if there is a need.

I use standard WordPress moderation settings, which usually require my approval of new comments/new commenters. This is because I occasionally receive comments with the above issues. If your comment gets moderated, I will notify you right away, i.e., provided you left a functioning email contact.  If your comment has not appeared online even after several hours without my notice, that will be because it’s nighttime in Germany, or I have no internet access. Your comment will appear as soon as I am online.

WordPress filters spam comments, it happened already several times that a genuine reader comment ended in my spam folder. I check it from time to time, but best you contact me if you think your comment was overlooked.

And finally, please try to keep your comments short, wherever possible. It’s in your own interest, if you want others to actually read them.

Young scientist