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For reasons some of you may be able to explain, we’ve started getting a lot of comments on “On the Square” articles that are clearly written to order, often by people who do not write English very well. Most are generic and could fit any article, but some make some vague reference to the article. Two examples of the generic sort, which just appeared this evening:

Very interesting but long read. Agree and disagree with various areas. thanks for the discussion.

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To avoid wasting readers’ time, we are deleting these, unless there’s something in them that suggests they just might be serious. If you do happen to write something general but complimentary and it doesn’t appear, well, sorry. It’s the cost of vigilance.

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