It annoys me to have to spell it out to my readers, but…
I reserve the right to remove cheap shots at me or my friends in the
comments, especially if you’re going to take the coward’s route and do
so anonymously. This blog is my home, and while I am bound by the rules
of hospitality, you are likewise bound by the rules of comity.
In my physical house, breaches of these rules will get you ejected.
Often, I will make it clear by physical means that if you enjoy
converting oxygen into carbon dioxide, you will behave while on the
premises. On my blog, such breaches will get your comments deleted and
your IP address blocked.
Have I made myself clear?