From time to time, I get notes asking why someone’s comments have been trimmed or deleted.
This is not a blog intended to be a wide-open forum for anything someone posts. If you write to the Globe and Mail, you can’t demand that your letter be printed.
From time to time, someone gets repetitive and there is no point in publishing this sort of material. Other times, people say things that deserve a new thread and I hold onto the comments as a starting point for that discussion.
On many, many occasions, I fix up the layout of comments, the atrocious spelling and grammar by some writers who have good things to say, but whose text would put off some readers by its style.
That’s what editors do.