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Reader comments – making your point without being an ass

Sometimes, you have to spell it out and remind people how to behave.

Especially, it seems, when it comes to commenting on stories online.  I like how the Eastern Iowa Gazette (former stomping grounds of Steve Buttry) has posted ‘Rules of Engagement‘ for its commenters. Major points include:

Be truthful.
Be civil.
Be responsible.
Leave the trolls alone.
Take commercial ads elsewhere.
Know that comments will be moderated.

And, the reader is warned, if they fail to comply with these rules – their posts are taken down.

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