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want everyone to feel at home posting comments on Mynewsguru.com. We don’t know
what your home is like, but we know how we expect people to behave when they visit ours.
That’s why we reserve the right to delete comments and ban users as needed to keep the
comment threads here civil and substantive.
Our No. 1 house rule is simple: Don’t be a jerk.
Want to be the kind of commenter we’d love to bring home to Thanksgiving dinner?
Here’s what we like to see in comments:
Contributing and Commenting Policy
Weigh in with smart, informed ideas that contribute further to the story.
Give us useful, constructive criticism. Spot a typo or an error? Let us know
and we will correct it.
Demonstrate and share the intelligence, wisdom, and humor we know
Don’t feed the trolls. You wouldn’t dive into a debate with our ill-informed, weird uncle
Gary just for the heck of it. And you definitely wouldn’t feed him. (We told you he was
weird.) Downvote and flag comment instead.
Although we can’t be everywhere at once, here are some of the kinds of comments we’re
going to do our best to curtail:
Promoting your own brand, product, or blog. So you’ve got a climate change
solution that will simultaneously solve world poverty. Great. Send it through our
contact form, you Elon Musk, you. (Ok Then)
Impersonating authors or other commenters. We can’t believe we have to
say this, but: Don’t do that. It’s weird.
Comments that make it clear you didn’t read the article. Enraged that we
didn’t mention X in a story about Y? Slow down, Speedy McFingerson. If you’d
made it past paragraph two, you’d see a very well thought-out discussion of that X
you hold so dear.
Comments that are completely out of left field. Sometimes discussions veer
off a bit but are still related to the original subject. That is fine. Hijacking the
conversation to promote off-topic commentary is not.
Threats — no matter how vague — against the author or other
commenters. Things can get heated. Before you casually mention your foe’s home
address, think of your Mother Earth. (Bonus points if you never use the phrase
Racism, sexism, you get the drift. Not Tolerated
Trolling. If you’re a Liberal just out for a good trolling and are not contributing
meaningfully to the conversation, we’ll be pushing you back under the bridge.