Comment Policy

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Our goal is to foster a discussion filled with substantive information, insights, humorous observations and relevant personal experiences — comments that others would want to read. Here are some rules to help make this work.

No junk comments

Your comment should be a meaningful response to the issue raised in the post. Take some time when writing a comment.

Stay on topic

Read the full post before commenting.

Read other people’s comments before posting

See what’s already been said before adding your piece. If you just skim to the end and make your response, chances are you may end up repeating what’s already been said in the conversation. The comments should be a dialog between correspondents.

Avoid blaming the poster or victim or commenting only to be negative

Please, suggest alternate courses of action or add important information that might help others or that we missed. Don’t attack people. Assume good faith. Tipsters need help, not ridicule.

No sexism, racism, homophobia, xenophobia or hatred

That should be clear enough.

No flame wars

Remember. It’s about having a conversation.

Make it readable

Go easy on the caps and exclamation points.

No marketing

If you post about a company you work for, or that pays you in some way, you must disclose this relationship in your comment.

Commentators are not moderators

If you see a commentator violating these rules, email — posting only to point out someone is breaking the rules is distracting and unnecessary.

What happens if I break these rules?

You may be banned or your comment removed. If you feel your ban is unwarranted, email your appeal to and we’ll see if we can work it out.