Most posts here are arguments, meaning that they combine opinions with facts and reason in a manner meant to persuade. If you feel the need to comment, which is encouraged, please strive to bring new facts and apply reason in addition to stating your opinions. Please do the same in critique or criticism of what is written. If you don’t agree, explain why and if possible link to objective data sources so we might all learn and even change our arguments to fit observed facts better.
Unlike many other blogs, I haven’t had a problem with drive-by low quality comments, which is either a blessing or perhaps due to the articles themselves not attracting stupid people. Still, this “Disagreement Hierarchy” by Paul Graham is an excellent model. If you disagree, please strive for counter-arguments or refutations instead of the lower and less helpful forms of comments.