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All discussion boards are moderated by a team. Although the moderators reserve the right to reject any submission for any reason without notice, our practice is to notify participants via e-mail when a submission is declined. Posts which have been previously accepted for publication may also be removed at any time, for any reason and without notice. Moderators do not edit submissions in any way -- they are either accepted or rejected exactly as submitted by the forum participant.

All posts must be submitted in English.

Submissions may be rejected if a moderator finds them to contain:

  • potentially libelous material.
  • profanity, vulgarity or words that demean any group based on identity, as defined by the moderators.
  • name-calling or other personal attacks directed at other participants, as defined by the moderators.
  • significant comments not pertaining directly to the discussion topic, comments which will draw other participants off-topic and comments which do not meaningfully contribute to advancing the discussion, as defined by the moderators.
  • comments exceeding our 500-word limit. (Note: submissions which are broken up into several posts in an effort to circumvent the 500-word limit will be rejected.)
  • comments focused on the promotion of a product or service.
  • comments including significant material taken from other sources without permission and/or attribution. Viewers who include quotes from other sources must attribute those quotes properly; a link to the full source text is preferred. Because our discussion forums are designed for participants' original thoughts, submissions consisting entirely or in large part of republished material may be rejected, whether attributed or not.
  • any HTML coding. Basic pseudo-HTML is permitted.

Participants whose submissions violate the above guidelines will be notified via e-mail that their post has been declined. If the moderators cannot reach the participant via e-mail, the submission will be deleted without notice and the user account turned offline.

Participants whose submissions are declined are always invited to rewrite and re-submit their comments.

Participants who violate the above guidelines may have their posting privileges revoked.

As always, we welcome your comments.

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