Vue website comments policy
Comments go online directly without first being seen or reviewed by editors at Vue. Therefore, we have a comments policy which is aimed at shaping the vueweekly.com community of comment for the better:
Real names are better. Though it's not required, we think it would be awesome if you used your real name when you comment. It's equally as awesome if you logged into comment via a social media account whose handle links back to your real name at some point (such as a Twitter or Facebook account). We think that more accountable people makes for a better comment community.
Be comprehensible. Please strive to be as clear as possible in your writing. Keep in mind that we may choose to include your comments or quote you in the print edition of Vue Weekly, and for this reason alone you should try to come to your point(s) clearly.
Don'ts. We enforce some very basic rules in Vue's online comment community, which are pretty standard for news websites:
- don't say anything defamatory.
- don't attack other commenters, or the article author, personally.
- don't hawk or advertise products.
- don't impersonate anyone you're not.
- don't be severely off topic; i.e. keep your comments directly relevant to the subject of the article.
Flagging. We encourage you to flag others' comments that violate basic rules so that we can review them promptly. People who violate these rules, or don't seem to get them, get their ability to post to the site suspended.
Send love. We encourage you also to use the like button comments that you agree with or think are well-put. This is a great way of encouraging people whose comments you like to post more. At some point, we may have some kind of contest or award for the most liked comments (if the commentors have real names) in a given period.
Racism sexism etc. We also offer free smackdowns for obvious racists, sexists, homophobes, and ableists. Ditto if someone's purpose in being here appears to be about making the Vue comment community (or a portion of the community) uncomfortable in a pointless or hateful way. At the same time, while we encourage you to flag these folks and their comments, please be judicious. Flagging should be spammers and anti-social people, not people who are innocently clueless. If you think that it's worth it, try friendly engagement/education and see what happens.
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