Comment Protocols

Maintaining Respectful Dialogue

Friends of Black Rock-High Rock does not discriminate based on the person who is posting comments and will not censor comments for political or ideological reasons. Nor does the organization remove comments because we disagree with its viewpoint or ideology.

However, in order to maintain a respectful atmosphere for all, we do reserve the right to delete comments if we deem the content:

  • contains personal attacks
  • contains hate speech *
  • is abusive
  • is off-topic
  • is spam **
  • uses excessively foul language

*We do not allow hate speech, nor do we allow speech that advocates or supports hatred or unlawful violence. We do not allow racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, or other intolerance. Additionally, threats of violence or threats to anyone or any group’s personal safety are not acceptable.

**A link to a personal blog is fine, but comments containing business solicitations or other advertising of personal interests, blogs, or websites may be considered spam.

A commenter who has previously posted comments that include any of the above may be banned and prevented from commenting on the site in the future.