Here at DailyCollegian.com we are striving to create a forum for our readership and the general public to exchange thoughtful commentary in hopes that it will enhance the quality and depth of our coverage. We will be moderating comments in an effort to keep the discussions they create civil, informative and above all else intelligent.
Grounds for removal:
DailyCollegian.com carefully screens comments in an effort to persuade our readership to engage in conversation in an intelligent and civilized manner. Moderating decisions are ultimately subjective, and decided by the Editorial Board of The Daily Collegian; however the following are grounds for immediate removal and will not be tolerated:
Comments posted under anonymous or false identities regardless of content.
Comments that contain personal attacks with unsubstantiated claims, racial slurs, misquotations, YELLING IN PRINT, incoherence or excessive profanity.
Comments that contain advertisements or promotional material of any kind.
Comments that contain any pornographic material.
Posting and your privacy:
DailyCollegian.com asks that you use your real name or initials when posting a comment. You will be asked to provide a valid email address, and for your privacy and security it will not be viewable or accessible to anyone who visits the site.
Criticism of The Daily Collegian:
DailyCollegian.com fully supports and encourages our readership to offer its criticism on our articles and general practices. While personal attacks on staff members are grounds for comment removal, thoughtful and constructive opinions are always welcome no matter how strong.
DailyCollegian.com reserves the right to edit the content of any user-generated comments. However, these edits will be made only to comply with the aforementioned comments standards, and will be handled with the same care as letters to the editor. In addition, DailyCollegian.com will not remove a published comment upon request of the author, however commenters are encouraged to make amendments to old comments for the sake of clarity and accuracy. Users are responsible for what they post on the website, and comments do not necessarily reflect the view of DailyCollegian.com or its staff and affiliates.
News tips and mistakes in articles:
We ask our readership to send anything involving the factual accuracy of content to The Daily Collegian via email and not as a comment on the website. We appreciate our readers pointing out factual errors in our content and have discovered that user generated tips are a powerful tool in improving our overall reporting and coverage. The Daily Collegian investigates all assertions of factual errors and general wrongdoing to our fullest capacity. If errors are found, proper amendments and corrections are made promptly, and fully disclosed to our readers.
The Daily Collegian Ediorial 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.