Comments Policy

Massachusetts Daily Collegian online comments policy

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian encourages readers to submit relevant comments, suggestions and concerns regarding our content via our website. Our goal is to create a forum for our readership that enhances the quality and depth of our coverage through civil, articulate and informative discussion.

All comments submitted to the Collegian are moderated by the Collegian’s Editorial Board and are screened in an effort to ensure all contributions will improve the experience of our readers.

Any comment submitted to the Collegian must adhere to the following rules and guidelines:

 The following is not permitted and is grounds for immediate removal:

  • Comments that contain personal or abusive attacks, racial slurs, hate speech, profanity, obscenity, pornographic material and any violation of a local, state, national or international law.
  • Comments that contain advertisements or promotional material of any kind.
  • Users with display names created in poor taste, or which violate the previously mentioned standard for comment.

Posting and privacy guidelines

The Collegian asks that you use your real name or initials when posting a comment. You will be asked to provide a valid e-mail address upon registering to comment. Out of respect to your privacy and security, this e-mail address is not viewable or accessible to anyone who visits the site.

Criticism of The Daily Collegian

The Collegian fully respects our readership’s ability to offer criticisms of the work we produce and our general practices. We ask that all criticisms are created in constructive and thoughtful manner. All personal attacks are grounds for immediate removal.

Editing comments

The Collegian will not edit or alter comment submissions in any way. All comments must meet the previously stated comment standards and are then subjected to approval. The Collegian will not remove an approved/published comment upon later request by the author.

News tips and mistakes in articles

The Collegian encourages our readership to submit inquiries or concerns regarding the factual accuracy of content on Dailycollegian.com.  However, these should be delivered directly to us via email, and can be sent to editor@dailycollegian.com.

We also encourage readers to submit news tips. All news tips can be sent to news@dailycollegian.com. Readers can also submit Letters to the Editor, which can be submitted to editor@dailycollegian.com.

Ultimately, the views shared by users commenting on Dailycollegian.com do not necessarily reflect the view of the Collegian, its staff or its affiliates. Users are responsible for submitting content and each individual comment approval is a subjective process.

The Daily Collegian Editorial Board reserves the right to make amendments and alterations to this policy if deemed necessary by majority opinion. Any changes to the policy will be disclosed upon initiation.

 For more information, please contact us.

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