NCPR Blog Editorial and Comment Policy
The NCPR Blogs domain contains a mix of content from various sources. Featured blogs that are under the editorial control of NCPR are marked as NCPR blogs and NCPR assumes responsibility for all content posted.
NCPR has no editorial relationship with any other regional bloggers featured here and makes no claims regarding the veracity, balance, or suitability for young visitors of any independent blog.
Blogs from NPR and other public radio sources featured here are under the editorial control of the respective networks or programs where they originate.
NCPR selects features on the basis of quality and relevance to our regional audience and presents them here as a public service. Blogs are only featured here with the permission of the hosts and/or authors.
NCPR reserves the right to discontinue any feature at any time. For more information contact [email protected].
Non-NCPR blogs, including public radio blogs from other sources, all operate under their own comment policies.
NCPR blogs welcome comments from all visitors who want to participate in discussion. We do not require registration and log-in to comment, but first-time comments posted from each new combination of name/email will be held for review by the blog moderator. (The email address of the commenter is not visible to the public). Once one comment has been approved, all subsequent comments on that blog from the same name/email combination will go live without pre-moderation. An exception to this rule is any comment that contains more than two live links. These also go to the moderation queue because multiple links is a prime indicator of commercial spam masquerading as comment.
Language and behavior guidelines: In its blogs, NCPR adheres to the same guidelines we use on-air regarding obscenity. Comments containing words not allowed in broadcast by the FCC will be removed. In addition, NCPR will remove instances of hate speech, racial and ethnic slurs, and allegations against named individuals that might potentially give rise to action for libel.
NCPR encourages civil discourse and discourages personal attacks. Comments that consist primarily of name-calling and negative personal characterizations may be removed from the conversation. Rule of thumb: do not say anything in a comment that you would not say in an on-air call-in. Since NCPR is ultimately responsible not only for what we post, but for what you post within our site, NCPR reserves the right to remove any comment for any reason.