Neil is a busy person. He’s a grad student. He assists in the teaching of undergraduates in mathematics. He has courses he takes and research he performs. On top of all that he happens to be a schizophrenic. He reluctantly has decided to moderate all comments because of spam and time commitments.
Within reason, just as he wants his voice to be heard, he wants your voice to be heard. However, he asks that you be polite and that you refrain from derogatory terms both with respect to mental illness and anything else. This is a place to have a conversation about the human face of mental illness, not to demean or to have flamewars. Please also try and stay on topic.
He reserves the right to use his judgement to hold your comments to the above standards and to the spirit of this blog.
Thank you for understanding.