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“Comments” and their deletion …

Dear EphBlog Family,

In the matter of a comment being removed without any indication of this taking place

1. The Board has given very serious consideration to the instance of a comment being removed with no notification or indication that this has happened.

By unanimous decision, The Board now requires that a note be put in to the post indicating that a comment has been removed along with the name of the person removing it, and hopefully, a note of explanation. A note has been sent by Ronit to those very few people entrusted with editing privileges informing them of this.

In addition, in the very rare occurrence in which this may happen, the person whose comment was removed may dispute this by contacting the Board, the Ombudsperson, or both to apply for mediation.

2. The FAQ will be rewritten:

My Comment was removed.

Comments may only be deleted if they are considered to be rude, obnoxious, off-topic, trollish, or SPAM .

Comments may not be removed because of ideological or political disagreement.

If your comment has been removed, the person removing it is required to replace your comment with a note “comment deleted by (name)”. We also encourage that a note citing the ‘reason why’ be added.

If this removal has happened to a comment that you have made and you wish to dispute the action, please contact the Board and/or our Ombudsperson Ken Thomas ‘93

The Board believes that these actions will best serve the interests and integrity of EphBlog.

For the Board,

Dick Swart 1956

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#1 Comment By Vermando ’05 On July 18, 2009 @ 4:49 pm

What about offensive? Or is that subsumed in “rude”?

#2 Comment By nuts On July 18, 2009 @ 4:52 pm

My gratitude to all the people who serve on the board for their interest, their time and their judgment.

#3 Comment By Larry George On July 18, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

Ditto to nuts @2.

#4 Comment By JG On July 19, 2009 @ 1:44 am

Thanks everyone for hashing this out!