There has been recent internal discussion on comments policy at No Minister.
Currently there is no broad policy, so here is Adolf's policy for his blog posts. It is unashamedly stolen from Chris Trotter and subsequently embellished.
The blogosphere tends to be a very noisy, and all-too-often a very abusive, place. I intend No Minister to be a much quieter, and certainly a more respectful, place. So, if you wish your comments to survive, you will have to follow the No Minister/Adolf rules.
These are based on two very simple principles:
Courtesy and Respect.
Comments which are defamatory, vituperative, snide or hurtful will be removed, and the commentators responsible permanently banned. In particular, comments directing personal abuse at the blog host will be dealt with severely. Comments which are thoughtful, witty, creative and stimulating will be most welcome, becoming a permanent part of the No Minister/Adolf discourse.
However, I do add this warning. If the blog seems in danger of being over-run by the usual far-Left suspects, I reserve the right to simply disable the Comments function, and will keep it that way until the perpetrators find somewhere more appropriate to vent their collective spleen.