Hopkins Academy

Policy on Comments

In Announcements on January 10, 2011 at 3:05 pm

As the Hawk’s Claw gets more traffic, it has come to this adviser’s attention that we need a commenting policy.  You are more than welcome to comment on our Hawk’s  Claw stories, but please follow the following guidelines.

  • Comment Form Guidelines: The comment form must be filled in with a proper or legitimate sounding name. Comments from unknown names or pseudonyms will not be permitted.  This is a forum for the students of Hopkins Academy, and will remain that as much as possible.
  • Email Privacy: Email addresses are required for commenting, and they are not published on the blog, nor shared. They may be used by the blog owner to privately contact the commenter.
  • Commenter Privacy and Protection: All email, snail mail, phone numbers, and any private and personal information posted in any comment will be deleted as soon as possible to protect the privacy of the commenter. To prevent such editing, never share this private information within the blog comment.
  • Language and Manners: This blog is “school friendly” and comments which include offensive or inappropriate language, or considered by the blog owner and administrator to be rude and offensive, will be edited or deleted. Play nice. If you wouldn’t say it in the classroom, it shouldn’t be said on line.
  • A Comment is Conversation: A comment which does not add to the conversation, runs of on an inappropriate tangent, or kills the conversation may be edited, moved, or deleted.
  • What To Do If Your Comment Does Not Appear: If you leave a comment on this blog and it does not appear in a reasonable time period, and you know that it does not violate these Comment Policies, contact the blogger (HawksClaw).
  • Comment Spam: Any comment assumed to be possible comment spam will be deleted and marked as comment spam.
  • Commenters Blocked: Anyone who violates this Comments Policy may be blocked from future access and/or commenting on this blog.
  • All Rights Reserved: The blog owner, administrator, contributor, editor, and/or author reserve the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments. They also have the right to block access to any one or group from commenting or from the entire blog.
  • Hold Harmless: All comments within this blog are the responsibility of the commenter, not the blog owner, administrator, contributor, editor, or author. By submitting a comment on our blog, you agree that the comment content is your own, and to hold this site, [name], and all subsidiaries and representatives harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability.
  • Trackbacks Are Comments: All trackbacks will be treated inline with our Comments Policy.
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  1. Isn’t it possible for people to use [i]other[/i] peoples names to post on this site? I could say I’m anyone, why not just an obvious anon?

    • certainly you could, but certainly Boris – we aren’t looking for controversy here – but dialog

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