Housekeeping: Once Again, Please Play Nice

It's come to my attention that once again, the comments section is becoming less friendly than it should be.

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Housekeeping: Keep It Civil, People

Hey there Best and Brightest! How are you doing? Feeling good on a Monday? That's good. Well, grab a cup of coffee and sit down. We need to talk.

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Housekeeping: Yes, We Know About the Tech Problems

We’re aware of the login issues and have sicced IT on the case. Maybe you think we’re not aware, but that’s because sometimes we have trouble logging in, too.

We’re working on it. Please be patient while we get the site back to full speed.

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Housekeeping: Let Civility Reign Once More

Alright, people, listen up.

I know the world seems more divided than ever these days (although as someone who minored in history, I can assure you this is nothing new). I know that as much as I’d like to keep the craziness of politics away from TTAC, it’s not possible — the automotive industry intersects with politics all the time, and it’s our job to cover those topics and stories. I know arguments on social media are getting nastier.

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Say Hello to Your New Moderators

Attention keyboard warriors: your moderators have been selected.

Hit the jump to find out who they are and what they’ll be doing. Go on now.

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About Commenting and Self-Policing

The Truth About Cars has always valued its knowledgeable, insightful, and outspoken commenters. It’s because of this that I’ve let you, the Best & Brightest, police yourselves.

With this approach to our community that exists below the articles, it was my hope that you’d become a chaff-shedding strain of wheat, dispensing with those who offer little in favor of focusing on those who offer much.

However, as is the case, sometimes the only person heard on a street is the one shouting through a megaphone.

I’m here to take that megaphone away — then give it back.

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Reacting to the Predictable

Much ink has been spilled regarding predictive policing tactics as of late. Numerous law enforcement agencies all over the U.S. are relying on historical crime data, metropolitan topographical features, and other pieces of information to data model crimes yet to be committed.

We lack those pieces of high-tech gadgetry here at TTAC, yet I (and many others) predicted exactly what was about to happen in the comments of an incredibly well written and thoughtful story about a girl and her car.

That saddened me — and then I reached for my therapeutic ban hammer.

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