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These guidelines aim to promote health and the free exchange of ideas at the forum or comment section.
TASTE – Keep it cordial and courteous. If you can’t be polite, don’t say it. No SHOUTING (i.e. a few words can be in CAPS for emphasis, but generally posts in FULL CAPS will not be approved). Respect other participants’ views.
LAW – Ensure what you state is based on verifiable facts. The reasonable and defensible opinion will pass. No personal attacks, name-calling, using un-acceptable words, defamation, or hate speech.
- HATE – Do not threaten, harass or bully. Also avoid obscene, sexist, tribal, or racist posts. Strong comments shall be allowed if commenting about someone who said something equally forceful or controversial. The comments section is a democratic space, therefore all have a chance to share their perspective on topical issues.
- LANGUAGE – Since participants in the forums are from mixed backgrounds, English shall be the primary language of conversation. Some widely “accepted” slang and pidgin – Sheng – might also be permitted.
- RELEVANCE – Please stay on the topic set by the article or content item on which you are commenting. However, it is permitted to bring up related material from the past or to make comparisons that might help elaborate a point. If you would like to initiate debate on an issue not covered on the website, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- MODERATION – The Scholar Media Digital moderates all posts before they are published. Only comments that meet the criteria outlined above will be approved.