Comments Policy on The Life Reporter
We have general guidelines for commenting. If you wish to participate in the community, we ask that you follow the guidelines below and the spirit of the community they seek to create.
(I) If your comments consistently or intentionally make this community a less civil and enjoyable place to be, you and your comments will be excluded from it.
The Life Reporter promotes a receptive, transparent and civil atmosphere for comments and users.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to voice their opinion regardless of identity, ideology, religion or agreement with other community members, or our team as long as those opinions are respectful and constructively add to the conversation.
However, this community does not tolerate direct or indirect attacks, name-calling or insults, defamatory statements, nor does it tolerate intentional attempts to derail, hijack, troll or bait others into an emotional response. These types of comments may be removed from the community where warranted.
Individuals who consistently or intentionally post these types of comments will be warned and, if necessary, excluded from the community. By submitting a comment to any of the The Life Reporter properties, you shall be the primary publisher and you will remain liable for your comments at all times.
(II) Many comments are pre-moderated.
To maintain a civil atmosphere, our moderation team may read comments before they are displayed to other users. If this is the case, you may see your comment pending approval.
Approval times can vary depending on the site-wide comment load, so please be patient — we will get to all comments as quickly as possible.
(III) Be yourself, only yourself, and just one of yourself.
Every person’s opinion is valuable and unique. Pretending to be someone else removes that unique value from you or from others. Don’t misrepresent yourself or others, spread mis-information, create multiple accounts or “astroturf”. If you do, you will make the community a less enjoyable and valuable place to be and will be removed when we see it.
(IV) This community is a safe space.
We strongly believe that The Life Reporter should be a safe space for individuals, groups and their ideas. As such, violent and hostile language or calls for violence and hostility are not welcome here. If you directly or indirectly threaten the physical or mental well being of a member of this community, or an individual or group who is the subject of an article, you will be removed immediately. If a credible threat is made against an individual or group, not only will it be removed but it is likely that it will be reported to law enforcement agencies and we will cooperate with them to any extent requested.
Personal identifiable information should not be posted to The Life Reporter comments section.
If you see any threats, harassment or personal information trolling please report it quickly.
If you have complaints, questions, concerns, or feedback please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.