Posting Guidelines

You may submit content to certain sections of our sites provided you do so in accordance with the Posting Guidelines below.  However, you may not submit content if you are under the age of 13.  By submitting content to any of our sites, you represent that you are age 13 or over.

Here are our “must follow” guidelines for participation to encourage civil discourse:

  • No personal attacks or threats against other users or individuals; no libelous, harassing or abusive statements; no submission of personal information or likenesses of other persons without their consent; no stalking.
  • No disparaging comments about a victim or victim’s family in a tragedy.
  • No attacks on individuals or groups based on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or other classification.
  • No content that is obscene, vulgar or sexually explicit. This includes masked words (*[email protected]*), acronyms and abbreviations.
  • No commercial product promotions or off-topic messages; no spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or fraudulent or deceptive messages; no false claims of affiliation with any third party; no comments that have been posted across multiple stories.
  • No posting of copyright infringing material, or any material whose posting on our sites could result in infringement of any third party intellectual property or privacy or publicity rights.
  • NO POSTS IN ALL CAPS. No posts in bold or highlighted with other HTML coding.
  • No entries that are continued in another posting. Content may be edited for length.
  • Comments should stay on the subject – the subject is the posted story. Comments which have nothing to do with the story will be removed.
  • Editors will still have the final say in interpreting these rules.
  • Comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click here to report a violation.

We ask that you stand behind the content you submit:

  • You should use a valid email address. Failure to do so will subject your post to be removed. Should you require anonymity, you may apply for a masked email address by contacting [email protected] and providing a brief description justifying your request.
  • You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise have all necessary rights, including but not limited to copyrights, in all content that you submit to our sites, and that you have secured all third party consents, licenses, waivers and permissions necessary to submit such content.
  • You represent and warrant that the content submitted by you will not infringe upon or misappropriate any rights of others, including, without limitation, any copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets or other intellectual property rights, rights of publicity, rights of privacy, moral rights or any other proprietary rights of third parties, or violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation.

Our take-down policy:

We have the right (but not the obligation) to review any content that you have submitted to our sites, and to reject, delete, disable, or remove any content that we determine, in our sole discretion, (a) does not comply with these Posting Guidelines; (b) might violate any law, infringe upon any rights of third parties, or subject us to liability for any reason; (c) might adversely affect our public image, reputation or goodwill; or (d) should be taken down for any other reason.

If you believe that any Content on any of the Sites infringes upon any copyrights that you own, please contact us pursuant to the procedures outlined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (Title 17 U.S.C. § 512) at: Copyright Agent;; 1000 Sea Island Road, #24; St Simons Island, GA 31522.

How you can help ensure that conversations remain civil and in good taste:

  • You will have the ability to flag any comment you believe violates the guidelines by emailing: [email protected].
  • We will review those flagged comments and take the appropriate action: If editors determine that a flagged post does violate the rules, the offender will lose his or her right to post without approval for a period to be determined by the editors. In other words, the offender’s comments will not be posted until an editor can review them.

You should know:

Some users select an alias such as “Pundito” and that alias may appear with the comment. Note: the username you choose is governed by the same standards as other content submissions.

You do not need to register or login to read or comment.

Our commenting system is handled by Disqus. To comment, just click in the box to “Join [or Start] the discussion.” Once your comment is complete, you have options to login to an existing Disqus account or with your Facebook, Twitter or Google+ accounts (we will have no access to your personal information). You may instantly create a Disqus account.

Your may also post as a guest and no password is required.

Here’s how: click on the Name box (the options will expand such that you’ll see Email, Password and a “I’d rather post as guest” click box). Enter your name and email box (pretty please, provide a real email address – too much abuse and will make it mandatory – plus, it is only good manners for other commenters to know with whom they are writing). Then, either enter your Disqus password (if you have an existing Disqus account – click here to reset your Disqus password) or click the “I’d rather post as guest” option. Then click the arrow button. That’s it.

If you wish to submit a story, you must be registered on If you forget your password or you have not changed it since we reset passwords, just click on “Lost your password?” and a new one will be sent within moments. If you are not registered, you may request registration by emailing [email protected] – please include your name and some way for us to tell that you are real. We will send you a password via email to the address you provide. You might also need to add “[email protected]” to your address book. If you have problems or other questions, please contact [email protected]