PLEASE FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES FOR AN ACCURATE, FOCUSED, RELIABLE, YET CHILD-FRIENDLY NEWS SITE
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jun. 7, 2010) — It seems that now is a good time for The Post & Email to repost its comment and submission policy, as questions have arisen recently and some readers may have missed it on our “About Us” page.
The Post & Email allows comments on its news articles. But because this news site is principally concerned with getting out the news rather than being a forum for conversation or debate, almost none of the comments posted for motives found on other blogs will be published.
Exceptions to this rule are as follows:
Comments regarding errors in our articles will be considered: if The Post & Email considers it necessary, corrections will be made; but the comment will not be published, unless it merits serious consideration.
Comments disagreeing with editorials or articles will generally not be published unless the commenter is objecting to the fairness and objectivity of the article and has sound reasons to do so.
Comments requesting The Post & Email to divulge its confidential sources will be deleted, as this is contrary to the ethics of journalism.
Comments expressing personal opinions or seeking publicity for other news items or organizations will not be published.
Off-topic comments are almost never published. Rude comments are never published. If your rude comment was not published but had some reasonable intent to correct the error of another, try posting it again, but this time with civility. Because we expect children to be reading our newspaper under the supervision of their parents, we ask that comments be kept clean and free of obscenities and adult innuendo or content. We feel that there is enough sordidness in the world such that children are always at risk, and we do not wish to contribute to their exposure to it here.
This disclosure is made for the sake of every reader, so you know that your comment is treated equitably according to our editorial policy stated here.
For those submitting Letters to the Editor, Blogs-of-the-Day, Editorials and other materials, The Post & Email reserves the right to accept or reject any submission and to make any revisions to the submission before publication.
We normally do not accept articles which have been published on other blogs or news sites. We seek original material from citizen writers. We do not publish internet chain mails or blog posts from other websites.
Additional Editor’s Note: Because there is a mountain of evidence indicating that Barack H. Obama is not a natural born Citizen as required by Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution to serve as President, The Post & Email does not refer to him as the “President.” Therefore, if your submission refers to “President Obama” or “Mr. President,” the wording will be changed unless and until Obama proves that he meets the eligibility criteria. Anyone not in agreement with this policy should withhold his or her submission.
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