Sumner Newscow comment policy
SUMNER NEWSCOW COMMENT SECTION POLICY:
Sumner Newscow will allow readers to post comments on specific articles which are deemed public in nature.
At all times, please use proper manners.
Signed comments are preferred. However, anonymous comments will be allowed provided they adhere to the criteria below:
•The comment section will not be allowed for obituaries, police notes, Sumner County Court dockets, and specific stories of crime that are private in nature.
•We will also no longer allow derogative statements, signed or unsigned, toward specific Sumner County sports teams or players in which juveniles are involved. Criticism of coaching techniques, and contest controversies will be allowed, but only if it concerns a general public interest.
•Sumner Newscow will require signatures on comments of stories that the website considers extremely controversial for which the privacy of individuals are at stake.
•Personal attacks will not be tolerated.
•If for any reason, Sumner Newscow determines that “piling on” is becoming an issue, we will either disable or eliminate comments from a specific story. Please bring something new to the table when commenting and not duplicate information which has already been said.
•All comments must stick to the issue of the story at hand.
•All posts for which commenters demonstrate that they haven’t read the story before commenting will be deleted.
•Signed comments will receive preferential treatment and receive more leeway than those that are unsigned.
•Misrepresentation by signing another local person’s name in the comment section is grounds for comment termination rights, public condemnation, and subject to legal action by Sumner Newscow.
•Sumner Newscow will remove any posts that it deems inappropriate, including any posts that are offensive, bullying, defamatory, libelous, infringing, obscene, vulgar, indecent, harassing, hateful, humiliating, misleading, part of a political movement/agenda, invasive to someone else’s privacy, or contains unlawful content of material or deliberate inaccurate information. It is in Sumner Newscow’s sole discretion to determine what content is offensive and whether to remove any content it considers offensive or inappropriate.
•It is also Sumner Newscow’s sole discretion to ban a user from posting on this website, and applications created or administered by Sumner Newscow for a pattern of inappropriate postings or as it deems necessary.
•Sumner Newscow will not protect the identity of the individual making comments on this site, if the subject involves legal consequences. IP Addresses will be turned over to law enforcement authorities if such requests are made.
•No commenter has the right to dominate a conversation. If he/she submits repeated comments, the moderator has the right to terminate him/her from the conversation.
•Sumner Newscow will not take responsibility for comments that are used to defame others through means for which the website cannot possibly know that such information was used for that purpose.
•Comments are the ownership of those making the comments and not Sumner Newscow.
It is our contention that the comment section in its current format allows for public dialogue and provides protection from those who may not be able to convey a legitimate public message without retribution from adversarial family members, employers, neighbors, or political movements provided that they abide by the rules listed above.
•Those who wish to see the comments pulled from a specific story must demonstrate why they are in violation with the rules listed above by sending their concerns to the Sumner Newscow administrator at email@example.com.
•Comments will not be pulled solely on the basis that you may disagree with the posts’ author, who has a legitimate public concern or information.
•Unintentional inaccurate information is not basis for deletion if the author of the post legitimately feels that way.
•Public officials and/or news sources who attempt to withhold public information from an upcoming news story, because of this website’s comment section policy, will be dutifully noted in the story by the author of the article.
Comments made by posters do not reflect, nor have ever reflected, the opinions of Sumner Newscow administrators nor its sponsors.
Sumner County business on the mooooove
Sumner Newscow Calendar
- Richard Ebersole, 85, Funeral Director of Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs: Nov. 17, 1931 – March 24, 2017
- Garage Sales for this weekend…
- Sumner Court Docket: March 24, 2017 report
- St. Jude’s Episcopal Church holding biscuits and gravy breakfast on March 25
- Dr. Leo Oliva comes to Wellington to speak about the courageous women of the Santa Fe Trail
- Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, March 23, 2017
- State legislature approves Cowley College adding Sumner County trustee
- Provencio sentencing delayed for three weeks
- (Update: 3-23-16)The dog Clementine appears to be doing well; Haskin-Ybarra case continued
- Ruby Shields, 87, Wellington: March 7, 1930 – March 22, 2017