After an article was posted on May 16, a wide-ranging discussion took place. The discussion was given unimpeded, unedited space over more than 200 comments. In the course of this discussion, threats were made. We take all comments seriously, including any threats.
The threats can be found in the discussion, and they remain there for documentation purposes. These threats are not condoned, the commenters who made the threats are gone. After and because these threats were made, the discussion was closed.
The discussion remains closed. Please do not hijack other threads to continue a closed discussion. Doing so would trigger immediate bannage, and a removal of the comment. Please refer to the commenting guidelines in the FAQ.
In the interest of editorial freedom, TTAC must and will resist ANY third party attempts to influence or change its content. Please refrain from doing so. Factual corrections will be made. Thank you for helping to protect an environment that is open to all civilized discussion.