This site is meant to be a safe and enjoyable virtual place for all of its visitors.In order to ensure that this setting is instilled on this site, there are expectations from the management and the visitors of this site.As visitors, you are encouraged to post comments and questions on this blog and interact with other readers.However all comments must be formulated in accordance to the Discussion Policy placed below.
1.No foul language ,threats ,name calling harassment, other types of personal attacks or suggestive/explicit content of any medium. Personal attacks or threats are not accepted under any circumstances. Furthermore discrimination on the grounds of race,color ancestry, place of origin, religion, ethnicity, economic status, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation ,family status, marital status, age as well as against an individual who has association with an individual protected in one of the aforementioned grounds is strictly prohibited.
Comments of such a nature will be deleted without any warning upon the first offense and the reader may be subject to further penalties. Repeat offenses will result in a moderation period, where all comments posted by the violator will be subject to the approval of the administration before it appears on the site.Moderation periods will be lifted, once it has been determined by the administration that the violator has refined his/ her commenting style to adhere to the policy. Those readers who continue to violate the policy during the moderation period, may have commenting privileges suspended entirely on a permanent basis.Keep in mind that we are a G rated site and many of our readers are under the age of 18. Make sure your comments are formulated accordingly.
2.Respect the viewpoints of others.Objections and debates are encouraged only if you convey them in a civilized manner.As such, readers who post a comment in capital letters will be penalized as such behavior is considered shouting.
3.Spam is strongly prohibited .All spammers will be permanently denied posting rights on the site upon their first offense.Please note that our system has been designed to automatically deny comments which consist of more than 1 link.Of-course comments of an innocent nature which consist of more than 1 link will be manually approved.Please allow 24 hours subsequent to the time of posting for approvals to occur before issuing an inquiry.Such premature follow ups will not be acknowledged by the administration, under any circumstances.Readers are also required to keep the discussion on topic to the material covered in the post .Discussions which go off topic, will be dealt with by the discretion of the administration.
4.Repeat posting of comments is prohibited.Readers who partake in repeat posting will have their repeat post deleted .An official reminder will also be issued to the reader.Readers who continuously engage in repeat posting will be placed under moderation until it is determined by the administration that he/ she is able to adhere to this portion of the policy.Should a comment unintentionally have appeared more than once due to technical issues, please immediately notify the administration @ blogmanagement @ ymail.com. In such cases, the initial aspects of this portion of the policy will not be applicable to such readers. For reference purposes,it may take up to 24 hours until the repeated comment would be removed. Failure to provide immediate notification[i.e within 20 minutes of initial posting] will still result in the implementation of the respective penalties outlined further above.
5.As a reader you have a right to safety on the site and you are partially responsible for satisfying this right .All comment violations must therefore be reported to us by e-mail at email@example.com .Please flag violation reports as” High Priority” in order to receive reception as soon as possible. Violations are not to ever be publicly reported in any of our comments sections as this can further escalate the incident.Public reporting is also a breach of the policy and will be handled by the discretion of management. Readers are also required to refrain from direct communication with the commenter whom he/she is reporting, until we have had a chance to address the issue.
6 We recommend that all comments be posted in English. Out of common courtesy , readers who post in a language other than English , should also include a English translation of their comment so that it can be understood and have the potential to begin or to add to a discussion with other readers.This allows for readers to maintain and respect the vibrant cultural diversity of our online community while supporting the possibility of further discussion.Should you require assistance in translating your comment to English,please visit Google Translate at http://translate.google.com/. Effective July 2012, under no circumstances shall a member of the administration translate a comment for readers.Readers who fail to have a comment translated will therefore have the respective comment deleted.
7. Spoilers. Readers should note that Abbas Karimjee’s Weblog often posts spoilers available through reputable online media sources and/ or production offices as well as TV Networks.While we will occasionally post spoiler alerts at the top of posts which are considered to contain a great deal of information, we do not guarantee this will always be the case. As a result, readers who are particular about refraining from spoilers should independently consider which types of material he/ she will read on the blog, based on the title of the post[ example a preview post of a coming episode will definitely contain spoilers while a retrospective interview will not]
8. Please stick to one username per person. This helps build and maintain valued elements to conversations on the blog such as consistency, identity, community and to some extent accountability. Users who are discovered to breaking this rule by using other usernames simultaneously or by allowing other individuals to make use of his/ her username, will be dealt with by the discretion of the management. Penalties may include extended moderation of comments until it has been determined that behavior meets our policy .
Usernames must also be appropriate and respect the initial portions of the policy, with particular reference to the first aspect. Those readers who are using usernames deemed to be inappropriate shall be kindly requested by the administration to have his/ her name changed to abide by the policy. Requests may be issued by private e-mail. Failure to comply within 48 hours shall result in permanent loss of commenting privileges. Appeals for changes made in a delayed fashion[i.e after 48 hours] may be submitted through email and will be dealt with by the direct discretion of the blog’s administrator, Abbas Karimjee.
9. Links. Please only post links which are relevant to the content covered on the post of which you are commenting . However, in any case Webmasters of other relevant sites / blogs are encouraged to include to post links from their respective webpages as we enjoy interacting with readers through their own online platforms as well. While all readers who are commenting on posts may post the links to their own site, under no circumstances may one link to a site which contains mature, adult content. Readers who do so shall be placed on moderation.
10. Please note that this policy applies to comments made through the use of the blog’s social media platforms, where applicable.Our current social media platforms are Twitter and Facebook.
Please also note that we do not accept correspondences which request a member of the administration to delete one’s own comment, with the exception of repeat posts made in accident due to technical issues, as specified further above.Such correspondents which may be sent will therefore not be responded to or dealt with in any manner by a member of the administration.
Please note that abusive correspondents directed towards a member of the administration will not be tolerated under any circumstances.Such correspondents will not be serviced and will be dealt with accordingly.
*It should be noted that our management enforces the Discussion Policy under a zero tolerance method in order to ensure the continuous maintenance of reader safety and enjoyment.
Please note that the administration requires that all readers should review the policy at least annually.Any other changes made to the policy throughout the year will be publicized through our social media platforms and through the use of our sidebar. During such instances readers are strongly advised to review the policy in order to ensure that all comments can continue to comply with it. The administration emphasizes that not being aware of any changes made in the policy, is not considered an acceptable excuse for the occurrence of any comment violation.
Most of all we want all readers to enjoy themselves as they participate in the discussions! We are all friends here and always look forward to having expressive, respectful, interactive and meaningful discussions with readers. We truly hope you will enjoy yourself and look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community.
Readers who have questions or concerns regarding the policy,should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for abiding this policy and for visiting the blog!We strongly anticipate that this policy will allow you to feel safe on the site as you actively interact with other readers.
Thanks for dropping by!
Abbas Karimjee, Blog Manager