But only in this thread, please.
Some complaints have been made about double standards in the application of our comments policy, to whit: that bloggers here “chosen to not respect NWBY’s right to disagree and she has descended to obnoxious or vexatious remarks, yet demands that NWBY has a higher standard.”
To me, Lauredhel’s remarks did not seem either obnoxious or vexatious. Blunt and dismissive? Yes. Telling NWBY that she didn’t give a damn about his opinions? It’s not telling him that he doesn’t have a right to disagree, just that she doesn’t care whether he does or not. There’s a nuance there, and this blog is rather fond of nuance.
As to the bluntness being called obnoxious, this may partly be a cultural difference: we’re Aussies, and for Aussies blunt speaking that includes the occasional profanity does not constitute an obnoxious or vexatious remark. We’re also feminists, so offensive stereotypes do constitute obnoxious/vexatious remarks. This is all laid out in the Fine Print section of our Comments Policy.
We’re not unwilling to examine our commenting guidelines in principle, but the thread in question is not going to be derailed by this debate.