Newswise Commenting Policy

The Newswise commenting feature is intended to foster civil, intelligent, on-topic, friendly conversation and respectful debate about Newswise content. In order to ensure a positive commenting atmosphere, all comments on Newswise.com must meet the requirements of the following Newswise commenting policy, and all decisions about the application and enforcement of these terms are at the sole discretion of Newswise staff. Abusive, defamatory, combative, profane, libelous, off-topic, and otherwise inappropriate comments will be subject to deletion. Users that commit repeat violations of these terms may be banned from commenting. Furthermore, other patterns of abuse such as trolling, persistent incivility, stalking, impersonating or misrepresenting an identity, spam, linking to inappropriate content, or engaging in any other form of harassment, intimidation, threatening language, and any and all illegal activities are prohibited. Additions, subtractions, amendments, or addendums to this policy may be made by Newswise at any time, with or without notice, and the interpretation and the application of this policy by Newswise is final.  Any user with concerns or complaints about a particular comment or commentor may flag such comments as they find offensive for possible moderation by Newswise.  If you have any questions or concerns about the Newswise commenting feature, please email us at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).