NECIR moderates all comments before they go live. We will never reject a comment because of its point of view. But we also believe free speech flourishes best in a safe and civil public sphere. To that end, we will reject comments that are:
- uncivil (ad hominem attacks, bigotry, threats, abuse)
- libelous or slanderous (rumors, unsubstantiated claims about individuals, defamation)
- obscene (cursing, slurs, etc.)
- otherwise inappropriate (off-topic, spamming, etc.)
Whether a particular comment crosses these lines is determined at the sole discretion of NECIR staff and editors.