Moderation guidelines updated at

We've made some exciting new design changes to in recent days.
Sandusky Register Staff
Sep 25, 2012

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, 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 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,
7. Spam,
8. Off-topic comments,
9. Lengthy excerpts from other websites.



I'm thrilled to see the classifieds now categorized, but I tried the search function again anyway. STILL didn't work for me...


I do like the order of posts/comments better, but still think new posts should be flagged, as it's hard to scroll through all the time stamps. I understand that bugs have to be worked out with any new platform and or protocol. Good wishes to the IT team. Thank you.


Categories in the classifieds please. I can't wait to see what Wednesdays will bring for classifieds.


Thank you for allowing my thoughts. To the Register. Hope my discourse does not bother your standards; though because of my nature it probably will. Being brusque, blunt, direct etc, is my nature (USMC).


Where is the local weather?