There used to be a long introduction here, but it seems that the lead got buried. Thus I've pared this intro down to the most important rule of this comm: BE POLITE.
I'm very serious about this. You do not have to agree with me, you do not have to agree with each other, and you are welcome to be as fervent in your argument as you choose, but there will be no flames, no name calling, and absolutely no personal attacks. These are bannable offenses.