We only ask that you refrain from using obscenities or racial slurs, from engaging in personal attacks on other commenters and from knowingly posting false information.
If we are contacted with verifiable information that contradicts any comment posted on our forum, our policy is to remove the offending comment.
YOU STAY CLASSY ANTELOPE VALLEY!
We received many more complaints than usual last week. We were alarmed to find out that so many readers were discouraged from making comments for fear of being attacked or ridiculed by other commenters.
This was not our intention when we created this forum, and we are putting a stop to it now.
Going forward, we will be removing comments that include name-calling.
We believe that an opinion for or against a story or another person’s point of view can be made without obscenities or name-calling. Name-calling usually inflames a discussion and damages any chance of productive discourse. Since a healthy, productive discourse is the primary purpose of this forum, then we must eliminate name-calling from the equation.
We’ve tried, but it is nearly impossible to remove all previous instances of name-calling, because there are just too many. We take responsibility for this, and we apologize, but it ends here. We challenge you, from this point on, to state your case without name-calling.
Additionally, comments made solely to point out someone’s grammar or spelling errors will also be removed (for being off-topic); so will blanket condemnations of entire races, ethnicities, and religions (for knowingly posting false information).
Help us get this forum back to its original intent. If you read a comment that violates any of these policies, bring it to our attention here.
As always, thanks for reading!
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