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KRTV Facebook Page: commenting guidelines

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The KRTV Facebook page is an open forum, but we strive to keep conversations civil, so please keep your comments on topic and in good taste. 

We respectfully ask that you follow the commenting guidelines posted below. 

Comments that violate these guidelines may be hidden (visible only to the person who posted it and their friends), or removed.

The following types of comments could be hidden or removed, but context is important in determining the fate of any particular comment:

  • Comments that contain vulgar, profane, hateful, or abusive language or images; personal attacks against other commenters, or offensive terms that discriminate against specific ethnic, national, racial, or sexual groups.
  • Derogatory comments about a person's appearance or name.
  • Comments that point out spelling/grammar errors of other commenters
  • Comments that are clearly off-topic or spam
  • Comments that make unsupported legal accusations or encourage illegal activity, or which contain deliberate falsehoods or misinformation.
  • Comments that implicate family members in crimes that they are not charged with.
  • "Drive-by" or sarcastic comments that are designed primarily to elicit negative responses or start a comment fight (sometimes known as trolling).

We never hide or delete comments that express political views - from any side - unless they violate the guidelines above.

In addition, we utilize the "strong" setting on the Facebook profanity filter and post moderation filter to automatically hide comments that contain certain vulgar words (and variations of them).

We appreciate a civil discussion, and will try to keep things civil on the KRTV Facebook page. 

These guidelines have been developed and approved by the station manager, the news director, and the online manager.

Thank you!

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