We are very grateful to all our readers for their interest and dedication to an informed debate on www.RaceForIran.com.
The purpose of the comment section is to promote informed debate, share pertinent information and news items—as links, not copyright-infringing cut-and-paste copying of others’ text, and encourage constructive criticism and analysis about Iran and its geopolitics.
The comment section is monitored though we try not to censor it. That said, messages containing any of the following elements will be taken down:
Personal attacks against other contributors;
Racist, sexist, or otherwise discriminatory or hateful language;
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Provocations designed to derail discussions away from substantive debate into dead-end arguments;
Links to commercial sites or posting of commercial messages;
Threats of death or violence.
We also ask commentators to maintain a respectful tone with others and to be tolerant of opinions that may differ from their own.
Although we are very reluctant to block or take down any comments, we think that at this point it will sometimes be necessary to keep the blog focused on its purpose.
We have taken down several posts by “Sassan” as they constitute copyright infringement. However, “Sassan” posts under a variety of emails and IP addresses in a deliberate attempt to circumvent the rules and regulations of this site and to deliberately derail its discussions. Without pre-screening comments (which we do not want to do), it will continue to be difficult to prevent him from disrupting our site. Therefore, we ask the community to not engage him in any way as we explore the options we may have to stop him from disrupting and damaging ww.RaceForIran.com .
Again, our many thanks for your readership and participation,
Flynt and Hillary