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You cannot make posts (or create usernames) containing:
- Personal attacks,
- Personal information,
- Racist or discriminatory remarks,
- Libel and defamation,
- Profanity or obscenity,
- Lengthy or off-topic excerpts from other websites. You may, however, post small, on-topic excerpts from other websites and provide links to those websites.
You should know
- The comments are not our opinions,
- We do not take responsibility for any ‘facts’ contained within them,
- If you have a verifiable scoop, the thing to do email us at [email protected], we’ll check it out and write a story if it’s true.
We will not
- Remove your post FOR ANY OTHER REASON than those stated above,
- Ever give away your private and personal information except to cooperate with a criminal investigation,
- Screen the comments in advance,
But we will
- Be ready to review, as soon as possible, any comment you report as abusive and remove it if it does violate the guidelines.
- Shut down comments on a story if they get out of hand,
- Block users who repeatedly violate these basic rules of common decency.