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Policy on posting comments

All comments are reviewed by a moderator before they are posted to the site.  Moderation may take several hours depending on the time of day or night the comment is posted or if a comment is posted on weekends.

Please post your comment only once.  Copies will be deleted by the moderator.

We encourage our web users to write comments relevant to the topic of the story.  Free speech is a right for everyone including those people with whom you would not agree.  KOTATV.com moderators will strive to approve all comments provided they do not violate one of the following policy guidelines:

Profane or obscene language is never allowed.  Any comments containing profanity or obscenity will be deleted even if one of more letters of a word is replaced with another character or the letters of the word are separated by hyphens or other characters.  Labels that reference body parts, although not profane, will be deleted as uncivil references meant to be demeaning.

Racial epithets or racial slurs commonly considered to be intentionally offensive whether derogatory, pejorative, or insulting will be deleted.  A second offense by the same user will cause a user to be banned.

Libelous comments will be deleted because comments cannot be edited in part by the moderator.  Comments that accuse a person of a crime in which that person is not charged will be deleted.  Why?  Here's one definition of libel.

Comments that suggest or recommend vigilante justice are not allowed, nor are posts that suggest prison violence, assassination, or other types of harm to any person or persons.

Comments not on the topic of the posted story will be deleted as irrelevant.

Personal attacks on KOTATV.com staff or other commenters are not allowed and will be deleted because they cannot be edited in part by the moderator.  A user can be banned from posting comments for violating this guideline.

Advertising of goods or services is not allowed by any means including imbedding links in your comment. 

Flaming other site users is not allowed and such comments will be deleted because they cannot be edited in part by the moderator.  A user can be banned from posting future comments for violating this guideline. 

Please be patient.  The moderator does not work 24/7.  All comments get reviewed.

The decision of the moderator is final. 

Comment rules are subject to change without notice.

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