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Comment Policy

The purpose of this blog is to discuss science education topics and issues.  This is a moderated blog.  We expect that participants will treat each other with respect.  All comments are reviewed before posting. We will not post comments that contain links to outside URLs. We will not post comments that contain vulgar language; personal attacks of any kind; or offensive terms that target specific ethnic, racial or religious groups. Comments that are spam, are clearly off topic, that promote services or products, or that make unsupported accusations will not be posted.

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We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time.  However, given the need to manage federal resources, moderating and posting comments will occur during regular business hours.  Comments submitted after hours or on weekends or holidays will be read and posted as early as possible the next business day.

For the benefit of robust discussion, comments shall remain on-topic. To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment.
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