BLOG COMMENTING POLICY
ETIQUETTE - KEEP IT CIVIL
This Blog is meant to explore support of local performing arts, businesses and the community that supports both. Some discussions may get heated, but that's OK as they will hopefully encapsulate topics that may evoke things people personally care about... sometimes passionately. Let's keep an open mind. To facilitate open dialogue to thrive, we need to remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:
• Name-calling: covers everything from race, background and religion to life choices and even one's favorite ice cream.
• Ad hominem attacks: think before you type!
• Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content: typing something doesn't always come across as intended, take a moment to ask and be patient to receive clarification.
• Knee-jerk contradiction: perception is not always reality.
Comments found to be hateful, hurtful, inflammatory, or harassing may be removed. If you don’t have something nice to say, just don't say it.
Last, this is my blog... I believe in the First Amendment and this covers the right of people to say things that are just plain stupid. You can say it, we don't have to listen to it, so say it somewhere else.
ADD VALUE TO INTERACTIONS AND DISCUSSIONS
Many discussions occur every day. Before joining in a discussion, browse through some of the most recent and active discussions happening in the community, especially if you’re new here. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.
STAY ON POINT
Make my life (and others on the blog) easier by ensuring that what you’re about to post is in the right place. For instance:
• Don’t post off-topic comments or discussions
• Don’t post the same thing on multiple blogs
• Review these rules often
• Your posts are more relevant if they pertain to the subject matter
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING
In today's world, diligence rules the day. If you see a post that is questionable, report it to the moderator. This goes a long way in combating spam, mediating disputes and enforcing community guidelines and, you can help! Be proactive!! Contact the moderator or flag any comments for review if you see an issue. If you believe someone has violated these Basic Rules, report it by flagging the user's profile.
Sorry, I only support English only discussions but for no other reason than I don't speak anything but English... and some would say poorly. For this reason, non-English comments and discussions will be removed as I have no idea what is being said and I just don't have the bandwidth to learn and/or research everything.
SITE RELATED TECHNICAL ISSUES?
Seriously, a blog is not the place to report it. Please shoot us an EMAIL to report the issue. But first, check to see if it is something on your end. Technology is at the same time a wonderful addition to our lives and a horrible drain on our time.... be patient.
Think... anyone in the world can see your post AND it will probably be stored until the end of time, somewhere, on some server. Please do not post personal information.