Just another entry in The Politicker’s occasional series of requests to avoid personal vitriol in the comments section. Thanks.

Also, note that one alternative comments policy, which Gawker just launched, involves more exclusiveness and technology than anybody around here wants to deal with.

Finally, a couple of people wrote comments or emailed to ask if The Politicker would be “addressing” the Times flyer story today. Basically, the answer is that I tend not to post if I don’t have something new to add. I also assume my readers also read the Times and the other dailies. But there’s no rule against off-topic conversations in the comments section. Comments