Comments are encouraged, but I require that they be kept civil. Specifically, comments that use foul language or attack any member of the community will be edited or deleted.
To prevent spam, I have set WordPress to not allow comments without moderation unless the poster has a previous comment that has already been approved, which is determined by matching the name with the email and IP addresses (not publicly visible) of previous comments.
Also, I have decided to remove comments from some pages that better belong in other locations. If you have a question or comment that directly relates to the text on a page, then it should be posted in the comments on that page. For example, if you have a question or comment about the comment policy itself, it would be appropriate to post it below. If you have a question or comment that does not relate to the text of the page, then it should be posted on the forums.