As part of our site makeover, we took some time to look at how we might improve the dialogue at the comment section.
The Register hosts a vibrant community of users who offer valuable thoughts and opinions on a variety of local, state and national topics. We appreciate the participation of every user who takes the time to share his or her views.
We hope these updates clarify the type of conversation we encourage at the site, and what type of comments are not appropriate or helpful in furthering the dialogue.
We also added a tool for readers to dispute moderation of a comment if they think it was removed without justification. By clicking the “dispute comment moderation” button, your comment will be reviewed by a senior moderator, who can reinstate it if it is found to be appropriate for publication at sanduskyregister.com, as per the guidelines.
As always, we encourage readers to participate in making sure the dialogue abides by the guidelines. Users can quickly and easily ask moderators to review questionable or inappropriate comments at sanduskyregister.com by clicking the “Inappropriate? Alert Us” button.
Again, we thank everyone for this cooperation in following these guidelines and fostering a thoughtful dialogue on the site. The new guidelines are as follows:
1. Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity or picking fights),
2. Personal information,
3. Remarks that discriminate based on age, race, religion, disability, etc.,
4. Remarks advocating illegal or violent actions,
5. Libel and defamation,
6. Profane, obscene, sexual or derogatory language,
8. Off-topic comments,
9. Lengthy excerpts from other websites.