A Quick Guide to Commenting on This Site

Over the past couple days, I’ve deleted a few comments people thought I shouldn’t have deleted.

So, for everyone’s benefit, here’s a quick list of things you probably shouldn’t say/do:

1. The f-word, s-word, c-word, d-word. If you wonder out loud whether you’d say the word in front of an 11-year-old, find a thesaurus.

2. Make broad, sweeping allegations with no evidence to back them up. If you have something you’d like to say that we haven’t mentioned online or in the paper, email it to us. We’re always looking for tips. Bradford at peoplenewspapers dot com.

3. Sexualize teenagers. This is a direct remark on the ESD trial. You’re an adult; act like it.

4. You can disparage me all you want; I don’t care. Just don’t bring anyone’s family into things, or I’ll go Liam in Taken on you. (Note: This hasn’t happened yet during my tenure, but it’s only a matter of time.)

Also, don’t even think about bringing up freedom of speech. If you do, you really don’t know what it means. Read the Bill of Rights.

Now, carry on. Just with a lot nicer f___ing comments.

5 thoughts on “A Quick Guide to Commenting on This Site

  • March 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    What’s the d-word? I can think of a few.

    Can we say “nipple”?

    What about “moist”? That’s my personally least favorite word.

  • March 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I’m going to pretend the d-word is the word “dude” used in the beginning of a sentence.

    Agreed that the word “moist” is totally creepy.

  • March 19, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    So many people hate the word ‘moist’. I had a friend who also hated the word ‘slacks’. Put them together and you have ultra-creepy.

  • March 19, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    for pete’s sake, no use
    of first letter, blanks and “ing”
    should be allowed.
    especially by “journalists”.

  • March 20, 2012 at 10:51 am

    @peter: keep trying. you’ll get that haiku eventually.


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