Comment policy

Unearthed Magazine welcomes your active participation on our website, and we encourage healthy discussion about science, health and environmental topics. We ask that all commenters adhere to our common-sense rules:

1) Don’t use obscene, profane or vulgar language.

Profanity is prohibited. Any words, phrases or references that cannot be broadcast on daytime television will not be allowed in our comments. Mentions of or links to obscene or vulgar material will be removed.

2) Don’t use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters, or discriminates based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity.

A personal attack is a comment that insults another commenter personally; for instance, their intelligence, marital status, health, upbringing, etc. In order to encourage intelligent discussion, we do not allow name-calling. You may disagree with another person’s ideas or opinions, but you may not disparage them on a personal level.

3) You will be required to register with our site, with a valid e-mail address, in order to comment.

Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. If you’re new to the website, our staff will need to approve your first comment before it’s published. That prevents spam on the site.

4) Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

Comments are to be used only for noncommercial purposes. You may not solicit funds or promote commercial entities.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to remove a comment and also to revoke a user’s privilege to post content on our site.

Opinions expressed in comments are not necessarily those of Unearthed Magazine and its staff, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any posting.

— Policy based on The Columbia Missourian, 2012

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