1- This is in essence a salon. I may or may not look like Madame de Stael but I will try to run the place as though she were an adviser.
2- The archive will remain active and will be available to all.
3- The essential conversation on SST will be among; the host of the salon, guest authors and junior authors appointed by the host.
4- Each guest author or junior author will have the authority to close or open comments for his or her own individual posts (articles).
5- Authors are encouraged to close comments if they believe that comments for that article will be disruptive or not contributory to the educational aim of SST. They may do this when the piece is published or at any point in time.
6- Authors are also encouraged to recommend to the host the banning of commenters whose remarks are generally obscene or personal attacks on others.
7- The host reserves the right to delete any comments found offensive and to ban commenters who are disruptive or who display a lack of civility.
8- This is not a commercial enterprise. It is my hobby in retirement. From time to time I will solicit donations. I don't need the money but I think you all should be given the chance to show that you value what we do here. I will donate the money so gained to some charitable cause.
9- Comments that are clearly intended solely to wound and that are not contributory to the conversation will not be posted.
10- All comments will be moderated either by me or the guest author.
These policies will be revised from time to time. pl