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Moonshine Ink encourages active and lively discussion by readers. Comments should remain on topic, concerning the article they are connected. Brevity is encouraged.

Posting under a pseudonym is discouraged but permitted. Comments are not pre-moderated, but may be removed if deemed to be in violation of our policies, outlined below. Comments submitted on may be published or distributed in print, electronic, or other formats.

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A comment will be deleted if:

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  • • The comment is completely off-topic or determined to be spam.

Moonshine Ink reserves the right to edit, delete, and not approve comments that do not meet the above guidelines or other generally accepted practices for online comments.

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