Comment Policy

We encourage our members to comment and remind members that they are solely responsible for their comments. Comments submitted by members must adhere to the below Comment Policy and Terms of Use.

Our goal is to maintain a community where readers feel free to express themselves in a civil and productive manner. On the occasions where this does not happen, we reserve the right to remove comments or close comments on article pages without notice.

Members who violate the Comment Policy and Terms of Use risk loss of comment privileges and account closure without notice.

We encourage comments that are:

  • on topic and respond to the content in the article
  • in response to comments left by other members
  • succinct
  • constructive and productive to the overall conversation
  • free from personal insults or attacks on other members

We discourage comments that:

  • Are not on topic or are not in response to other comments or the content in the article
  • Insult or personally attack other members
  • Bait other members
  • Gang up on other members
  • Are excessively long
  • Are copied and pasted from articles from other sites; please provide your summary of the article instead

We will delete comments without notice that:

  • Violate our Terms of Use
  • Are abusive, harassing, threatening or vulgar
  • Contain advertising or spam, including signature lines to other sites
  • Are disruptive to the conversation or overall site