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All comments remain hidden until reviewed and "approved." I won't approve inappropriate comments.
To add more detail:
- No spam.
- No insults or derogatory comments about other people or organizations or web sites.
- Keep it civil and stay on topic.
- No vulgarity, racial slurs, name-calling or personal attacks.
- People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked.
- Don't insult one another or the subjects of the articles here.
- Comments should be your own work, not copied and pasted from elsewhere, though brief quoted passages to make your point are fine. If it is a copy-and-paste from some other web site, it is probably copyright by that web site's owners. You will need a release from the copyright owners before those words can be published elsewhere.
- Please don't use all capital letters. There's no need to shout.
- Stay focused on the issue in the article, not the individuals and their various failings.
- Some ideas - such as your political or religious beliefs - aren't going to be resolved in a genealogy message board, so don't bother posting those comments. The people who agree with you already agree and those who don't agree with you won't change their minds. "Take it outside."
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- Did you see a comment that is inappropriate? If so, please let me know by using the "Contact Dick Eastman" link to the right side of the screen.
All decisions of whether or not to let a comment appear in public are mine and mine alone. Yes, this is a dictatorship and deliberately so. If you feel that your comments really should appear in public, I suggest you find another web site. Better still, start your own web site. This one is mine.
That's about it: Stick to writing about the stories; be civil; be kind; enlighten your neighbors. If you do that, you and your comments are always welcome here.
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