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Sioux City Journal online comment guide FAQ
Updated October 2014
How are comments posted?
Users have to register with Facebook. Comments are automatically posted, provided they don’t contain obscenities.
How are comments moderated?
Our comment section is designed to offer readers a chance to voice constructive criticism and civil observations. It is not a venue for bashing or name-calling.
The Journal reserves the right to remove any content at any time and to ban any commenter from participating. We also can prevent comments from being posted on any story.
What rules are used to determine if a comment is removed? What is not allowed?
- Content that is obscene, defamatory or libelous about a business, product, religion or group, including political parties.
- Content that is hateful or offensive regarding a person’s racial, ethnic or sexual traits, whether that person is a private or public citizen.
- Comments that do not stay on the subject. We are not a venue for ongoing arguments.
- Personal attacks, taunting, baiting or name-calling. Comments directed at a person and not the topic will be removed. For example: Get a clue, get a life, quit your whining or even simple criticisms of spellings will be rejected. You must show respect for other members of the community.
- Comments that promote or support violence.
- Comments determining guilt or innocence. This includes discussing someone’s punishment if the defendant has not been convicted.
- Flaming content designed to provoke others without adding anything constructive to the debate. Sweeping generalizations about Democrats and Republicans fall into this category, along with efforts to turn a non-political debate into a political debate.
- Unsubstantiated criticism of a business. We are not a venue for consumer complaints.
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- Names or references to vulgar or inappropriate words.
What if I see an error in the story?
Email Editor Chris Coates at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 712-293-4273