Commenting Guidelines

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Here at Media Guide we would love to hear your thoughts about our articles. But keep in mind that we want our forum to be an engaging venue for friendly discussion.

Stay on point. When making a comment, don’t go off-topic. Participate in conversations about our content, and take responsibility for the conversations you start. Don’t comment about other commenters or their presumed political beliefs. Discuss the merits of the story itself.

Show respect. Our site is not an outlet for rudeness. We encourage and appreciate thoughtful debate. Just make sure that when you disagree with a story’s premise or another commenter that you do so in a respectful and courteous manner.

Keep it clean. We do not tolerate personal insults, including name-calling, racism, sexism, hate speech, or obscenity. All comments will be moderated and no profane, abusive, harassing, or bullying remarks will be published. If you can’t be civil and polite, don’t post it.
Be responsible and authentic. Post only your opinions in your own words. You are responsible for the content you post. Encourage readers to contribute perspective, additional knowledge and expertise. Acknowledge their additions.Link to sources for facts or statements you reference, and encourage others to do likewise.

Don’t post spam or ads. Unless you have an advertising contract with us, this website is not a billboard for your business. Don’t post spam, self-promotional content, or ad campaigns. No lobbying, recruiting, or soliciting.

Ignore trolls. Don’t reward disruptive behavior with attention. The best response to a troll—someone being repeatedly hostile and provocative—is no response.