ECW Commenting Rules Updated

It’s been a while since I looked at the Commenting Rules page here at E-Cat World, and I have gone through the page and made some updates and clarifications, and wanted to bring it to the attention of readers. Below is the text most recent version of the page which can also be accessed via the navigation bar above.

E-Cat World is a site that takes LENR seriously, and accepts it as a valid field of research, and a potentially useful energy source. , this site is not a venue where  LENR/cold fusion skeptics are given free rein, or a place to debate whether LENR/cold fusion is real. Here we assume here that LENR/cold fusion is a valid scientific phenomeon, an important topic, and one worthy of mature discussion.

This being the overall philosophy of the site, readers are invited to comment, but there are guidelines regarding comments, and moderation is used which can result in comments being deleted.

The following types of comments are subject to moderation:

  • Comments that state openly or by implication that LENR/cold fusion/E-Cat (etc.) is a fraud or hoax
  • Comments of a deriding or mocking nature
  • Personal attacks on other commenters and/or other persons
  • Comments by commenters who continually make off-topic comments
  • Comments that could be considered defamatory, slanderous or libelous
  • Comments that are excessively obnoxious
  • Comments that include profanity
  • Needlessly repetitive comments
  • Comments arguing for or against political ideologies, parties, or candidates
  • Comments arguing for or against religious beliefs or practices

The content, context, tone of comments are taken into account when making decisions about moderation.

Not every comment goes into the moderation queue, but there are many that do. There is also an automatic spam filter in place which I have no control over. Occasionally, and for reasons I don’t understand, perfectly innocuous comments end up in the spam filter. Since I rarely check the spam file, you may need to contact me to let me know if your posts are disappearing for no apparent reason.

  • Gerrit

    Have these rules been replicated or are you aware that these rules will be replicated in the near future ? Just asking.

    • Omega Z

      They will be replicated,
      But understand that they will need to be replicated multiple times by multiple parties before we can take it seriously.

  • Bob Matulis

    Sound reasonable and will help keep us on our defined purpose of advancing the field of LENR reactions (and ultimately its adaptation to other technologies).

  • WayneM

    @ Frank Acland

    It’s good to see blog moderation rules. It is difficult to read other blogs where any comment is allowed. People usually can’t disagree without being disagreeable. The conversation usually degenerates and I think it has to do with anonymity and / or not being face to face.

    Regardless, can you tweak your rule a bit?


    · Comments arguing for or against political ideologies, parties, or candidates


    · Comments arguing for or against ideologies as they relate to LENR.
    For example: political parties (or candidates), capitalism, communism, mainstream scientists / academia, socialism, evil vs. good corporations, rants against skeptics, all East is good vs. all West is bad, and conspiracies holding back LENR.

    I understand there are quiet periods were not much is happening. People will fill in the void with their ‘world view’. That’s fine, but some of the comments get vile.

    • ecatworld

      I try not to be too heavy handed here. Public policy and politics will come up in the context of LENR, and I don’t object to discussion of politics or policy when it is relevant. However the site should not become a battleground where people argue about political systems and ideologies.

  • Mark

    Ya know what I think would be a good rule to add that I wish more moderators would have? You are not allowed to state your opinion as if it is objective fact. Everything that you say has to be labeled as your opinion, even if most of the world agrees with you. I hate when people state their opinion as fact, especially when they know (or should know) that I disagree with them. That’s disrespectful.

  • Henry

    “Comments that are excessively obnoxious”

    “obnoxious” to whom?
    “excessively ” measured from who? What does it mean?

    This can be seen like censorship against any users thinking different from believers that are here.
    Has someone fear of criticisms or something to hide?
    Do this Blog like to give voice only to those follow to the unique thinking or not “disturb” the faith?

    • ecatworld

      Merriam Webster defines obnoxious as: ” unpleasant in a way that makes people feel offended, annoyed, or disgusted”

      You can’t always stop people from offended, but when someone is excessively offensive, it shouldn’t be posted here.

      Common courtesy and respect is far preferable

  • Hi all

    In Reply Henry on the matter of “subjective condition”
    Yes this is how the world works 🙂 people make decisions. Other wise we would not need to comment at all, one could just tick boxes.

    This is Frank’s website and he is responsible for it, so his decision gets to be final. 🙂

    Kind Regards Walker

  • GreenWin

    I hope the few cogent escapees from the dark side continue to comment – with renewed respect. 🙂

  • builditnow

    I find the moderation quite excellent and I don’t have to read comments from the Maryugo group. The Maryugo group has been around the LENR / Cold Fusion for long enough to know that it’s a lot more credible than they make out. Their behaviour could easily qualify as a crime against the entire planet and all it’s inhabitants. They must think they can’t be tracked down.
    Thankyou to Frank for your excellent work.

  • Anon2012_2014

    Your comment moderation rules are fine and fair.

    Thank you.

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