It is almost essential, these days, for any serious website to have a Comments Policy. Yet, so many websites omit are missing that page. This Comments Policy page outlines what is acceptable and what is not in making a comment on TheUpSpoken website. We welcome and encourage comments throughout the TheUpSpoken website. However, in some instances comments are subject to be edited or deleted.
Why A Comments Policy?
- First, here are some of the common questions users ask about having a Comments Policy.
- Should we have a comments policy in the first place?
- Why are you “restricting” user from having the freedom to comment in any way they want or see fit?
- Why are you making users jump through unnecessary hoops or discouraging them from commenting?
We have heard all the arguments about the negative aspects of having a clear comments policy. This is ours.
Core Comments Policy Guide
It is, therefore, inevitable that we already have a standard we aim to encourage. While we do not wish to limit enthusiasm and interest, we believe having core values inspires quality. These then, are our list of considerations:
- We do not allow anonymous comments. We only accept comments from people who identify themselves.
- Comments that are determined to be spam or questionable spam.
- Links within comments that lead to irrelevant content or affiliate websites. We are happy with links that are relevant to the post.
- Comments using profanity or vulgar language.
- Offensive comments, including derogatory language or language/concepts, are not acceptable.
- Statements that attack another person individually.
- We do not allow promotional comments in this forum. If a comment is solely promotional in nature, we will remove it from the site.
Comments Policy Rules
Please follow our comment policy rules, and help us to keep TheUpSpoken website safe and constructive place for discussion.
We reserve the right to edit or delete comments submitted to this blog at any time without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time.