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Comments Policy

All comments on the Record-Eagle blogs are first held for moderation where they must be approved by the Webmaster or another staff member.

We will allow:

  • Opinions some people will find offensive;
  • Conversation that is simply strident in tone;
  • Criticism of public officials;
  • Criticism of people who are subjects of blogs or stories;
  • Opinions that can ignite fireworks of counter and other opinions.

We reserve the right to remove comments that:

  • Make false statements about a person, business or institution;
  • Reference the personal health, sexual activity or other private matters about the subject of a blog or a story or a commenter, or someone related to a blog or story subject or commenter;
  • Make threatening statements or suggest violence;
  • Accuse someone of criminal activity;
  • Display religious, racial or ethnic intolerance;
  • Make crude statements about a child or children;
  • Include swearing or obscenity;
  • Include explicit name-calling such as “moron” or “peeping Tom”;
  • Are unrelated to the blog, story or other comments.

If you have questions about this policy, please e-mail

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