- "Relevant" means relevant to the post. If I'm trying to start a conversation about X, it isn't helpful to get sidetracked onto Y, especially at the beginning of a thread.
- "Reasonable" means you give reasons for what you say, you think carefully before commenting, and the like.
- "Respectful" means you're not insulting to me or other commenters, you don't deliberately twist ideas to gain advantage, etc.
9/23/10 I have discovered the ideal comment policy at another blog. Apart from the fact that I'm an "I" not a "we" that expresses my attitude perfectly.