Ponder’s objective is to help build a deeper understanding of, and think strategically about, important issues. New insights and constructive comments about our articles help us with that objective, so we enthusiastically welcome them.
Commenting on the Ponder site is a little different to most other sites because comments don’t appear at the bottom of an article, but alongside each paragraph. This makes it easier to have a discussion about a particular point.
The following rules apply to comments. Comments that do not abide by these rules will not be posted (or will be removed).
- Comments must be made about the argument or point of view, not the person who made them;
- Comments must be substantiated (a reason must be given). For example, if you disagree with something in an article, or another comment, your comment should be along the lines of “I disagree with the statement [x] because it doesn’t take into account [y]”.
- Comments must be polite.
- Comments must be posted in the thread that is relevant to the paragraph they pertain to (each paragraph has dedicated in-line commenting capability).
- Where possible, comments that include data or evidence, should be accompanied by the reference to that information.
Ponder will not post, or remove comments that are not in accordance with the above guidelines.
If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate, or is not in accordance with our commenting guidelines, please contact us.