The Board of the Institute for Social Ecology has asked that the following statement be posted to the Social Ecology Blog and that it be *added as a sort of guideline text for comments on posts and articles on the ISE website:
The Institute for Social Ecology is committed to the spirit of free inquiry, and we hope that our website serves as a forum for debate and discussion of issues related to social ecology. Our aim is to to move the ideas of social ecology forward in a dynamic and critical manner that can further develop the project of social ecology and contribute to the unfolding of a decentralized, truly democratic, non-hierarchical, ecological society. Toward that end we insist that discussions on this site proceed in a respectful tone, and ask that people refrain from personal attacks on other participants in this discussion.
*Checking on this technical issue which we hope to resolve ASAP.