Example of Comment / Community Guidelines

This is an example only. We do encourage you to speak to legal counsel for any concerns or unique situations you have that are not addresed here.

The message here should be engaging, clear and direct as to your expectations of the community standards and what will constitute action.

Be clear with the reader on whether you moderate comments or not, whether you require a use to be logged in to comment -- and why. The why is mostly around keeping the conversation civil and keeping spam robots out of comments.

Here are some links to other publications' comment and community guidelines - some simple, some detailed - which may provide some inspiration as you craft your own:

Comment and Community Guidelines

Comments submitted on this website (DOMAIN.com) are subject to approval from the editors of Publication or Site Name. We reserve the right to edit or not publish comments submitted through the Site Name website that do not fall in line with the following guiding principles.

  1. Argue over ideas, not personalities.
  2. Comments must not to be libelous, offensive or contain inappropriate language.
  3. Comments we perceive as a personal attack on someone, a public figure or not, will not be approved.

Please contact us with any questions. (PROVIDE EITHER AN EMAIL ADDRESS OR AN ONLINE FORM FOR QUESTIONS)

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