Commenting Guidelines

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Posting Guidelines

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Hate speech:
Content potentially exposing an individual or group to hatred or contempt on the basis of race, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, or mental physical disability.

Pornography, vulgarity, sexually explicit content

Potentially libelous statements:
Threats, harassment, personal attacks, insults, defamatory statements.

Copyright infringement:
Content must be created and owned by you. Do not post entire articles. We reserve the right to remove any external link.

Criminal activity:
Suggestions or instructions to commit illegal acts, warez links.

Criminal activity:
Personal information, contact information, private dialogue.

Criminal activity:
Press releases or commercial/personal promotions.

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