offensive and devoid of civility, the worst of which include personal attacks and/or assertions that have nothing to do with the story...This "cooling off" period is meant as a strong reminder to our online readers: that the reason comments are allowed in the first place is to foster a "spirit of community involvement and conversation."He doesn't cite it, but we suspect he's talking about discussions such as this one. Readers' reactions were mixed (see here). Pickering was singled out a few times, but this was nothing like the Kurt-Greenbaum-inspired locust storm.
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