The blogging policy here is very simple. Anybody is allowed to comment about the ideas under discussion. We do not discuss irrelevant personal issues such as what so-and-so had for breakfast this morning. Abusive comments will be deleted. Information dissemination is for the benefit of all. This is the Information Age.
Our recommended response to abuse and threats from private sources in public forums is to ignore them. Threats suggesting that we stop discussing new ideas will only encourage louder discussion. If this results in forced silence, may it be noticed.