Comment Moderation Note: ‘Hell’

Some readers recently commented on a posting regarding the tragic case of Brittany Maynard. The word “hell,” which appeared in several of the comments, flagged off our moderation system not to allow those comments to be published, pending moderation.

I have just removed “hell” from the list of “bad words” that Disqus flags for moderation. (That list is long and grotesque, by the way!)

I’m making this known so that readers are not needlessly offended, thinking that their comments were not published for some other reason. I’ve since allowed all those comments to be published. Hopefully, it will not be an issue any more.

Please, no scandalous use of the word “hell”!