Community standards and participation guidelines
We want The Champion City News to be a place for intelligent discussion. By posting, you’ll be contributing to debate regarding important matters. We want the discussion of an article to be illuminating and insightful for all readers and visitors to The Champion City News. Accordingly, the following guidelines apply to your participation on this site. Note that the editorial staff of The Champion City News has the sole discretion to determine what is, and is not, compliant with this policy. The Editorial Staff is not liable to any party for decisions it makes with respect to the monitoring of comments on The Champion City News, and by participating on this site in any way you acknowledge and agree that all comments and other data or information posted by you in any form is subject to review, moderation and deletion by Champion City NEws for any reason.
To summarize our standards:
- Don’t attack people or respond to any form of attack
- Keep your posts on topic and constructive
- Respect others and their opinions
- Avoid the use of profanity, slurs, offensive language, or sexually suggestive terminology
- Refrain from behavior that could be considered harassment
- Do not engage in excessive posting
We require real names as they help us maintain a transparent forum. We reserve the right to delete comments made under aliases.
Discuss ideas, not the people that share them.
We ill delete any personal attacks; all forms of discrimination (or posts that could be interpreted as such); posts we believe exist only to provoke or mislead; posts identifying or sharing the personal information of another person (including children) without their consent; and comments that are commercial or repeatedly shared external links.
Treat people with the respect you’d like to receive.
Keep comments relevant to the article and replies relevant to the initiating post. We reserve the right to delete off-topic comments to keep threads on track.
Back up your ideas with evidence and fact where possible.
Don’t post anything that violates the law, including offers for illegal services, threats of any nature, and nothing defamatory, or that is a breach of copyright or any intellectual property of another.
We reserve the right to remove comments that breach these standards. We also reserve the right to ban, suspend or terminate access to anyone who violates these standards at our sole discretion. We take a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination.
Comments may be closed if these standards aren’t met.
We won’t discuss moderation on the site. If you need to discuss anything, contact our Community Manager at the links provided.
Last updated: January 22, 2018