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Commenter Policy Agreement

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Guidelines for leaving comments:

Do not leave harassing comments or personal attacks. Comments should be related to the subject of the content. If you are the subject of personal attacks by another user, do not respond in-kind.

We believe user comments can lead to worthwhile conversation and that those contributing to the conversation can do so in a constructive way. We ask users to express themselves without name-calling and personal attacks.

Commenter Policy Agreement:

Users of our Web site user-interaction features agree to abide by the terms of this agreement.

Inappropriate language will be removed, including inappropriate words and comments where letters are replaced with other characters to avoid screening by profanity filters.

Inappropriate comments include defamatory, abusive, harassing, obscene, sexual, threatening, or illegal material. These standards also apply to a user's username.

Potentially slanderous or libelous comments are subject to removal.

Attacks on story subjects, contributors, or other commenters are subject to removal.

We reserve the right, but assume no obligation, to remove any user contributions. Problem users will be banned.

Staff does not review every contribution submitted to the Web site.

We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any user contribution.

When you submit material, you represent that you are the owner of the material or making the submission with the explicit consent of the owner. Misrepresentation, along with any violation of copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property are all grounds for submission removal or user banning.

We reserve the right to reveal your identity, including your IP address, in the event of a complaint or legal action.

Users agree NOT to:

  • Use our Web sites to advertise, solicit, or promote without our express written approval.
  • Create multiple user accounts or impersonate anyone on this site.
  • Submit any content you do not have a contractual or legal right to make available.
  • Submit any content containing malicious computer codes or files.

By posting comment(s), you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the Commenter Policy Agreement.



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