COMMENT POLICY

Port Jervis Now! MilfordNow! (Webvantix, LLC) Community and Commenting Guiding Principles

Port Jervis Now! MilfordNow! (Webvantix, LLC) actively encourages commenting on news stories and blog posts. We are dedicated to this community and strive to maintain a respectful, engaging and informative conversation. Towards that end, we have general guidelines for commenting. They are enforced 24/7 by a moderating system that features a team of staff and community moderators, and moderation tools. If you wish to participate in the community, we ask that you follow the guidelines below and the spirit of the community they seek to create.

(I) If your comments consistently or intentionally make this community a less civil and enjoyable place to be, you and your comments will be excluded from it.

(i) Port Jervis Now! MilfordNow! (Webvantix, LLC) promotes a receptive, transparent and civil atmosphere for comments and users. Critical, in-depth and intelligent discussions and debates are welcome. Everyone is encouraged to voice their opinion regardless of identity, politics, ideology, religion or agreement with other community members, the author of the post or staff members as long as those opinions are respectful and constructively add to the conversation. However, this community does not tolerate direct or indirect attacks, name-calling or insults, nor does it tolerate intentional attempts to derail, hijack, troll or bait others into an emotional response. These types of comments will be removed from the community where warranted. Individuals who consistently or intentionally post these types of comments will be, if necessary, excluded from the community.

(ii)  Comments on any Port Jervis Now! MilfordNow! (Webvantix, LLC) platform that are deemed homophobic, or religiously or racially insensitive will be deleted.  Additionally, those making such statements on any Port Jervis Now! MilfordNow! (Webvantix, LLC) platform will be banned permanently.

(II) Many comments are pre-moderated.

(i) To maintain a civil atmosphere, our moderation team may read comments before they are displayed to other users. If this is the case, you may see your comment pending approval. Approval times can vary depending on the site-wide comment load, so please be patient — we will get to all comments as quickly as possible.

(III) Be yourself, only yourself, and just one of yourself. Commenters are encouraged to use their full and real names. Commenters who consistently comment with only email addresses may be removed permanently.

(i) Every person’s opinion is valuable and unique. Pretending to be someone else removes that unique value from you or from others. Don’t misrepresent yourself or others, spread misinformation, or create multiple accounts. If you do, you will make the community a less enjoyable and valuable place to be and will be removed when we see it.

(VI) This community is a safe space.

(i) We strongly believe that the Port Jervis Now! MilfordNow! (Webvantix, LLC) should be a safe space for individuals, groups and their ideas. As such, violent and hostile language or calls for violence and hostility or bullying are not welcome on any platform employed by Port Jervis Now! MilfordNow! (Webvantix, LLC). If you directly or indirectly threaten the physical or mental well being of, or bully, a member of this community, or an individual or group who is the subject of an article, your comment will be removed immediately  If such behavior persists, you will be banned permanently from all commenting platforms.

(ii) If a credible threat is made against an individual or group, not only will it be removed but it is likely that it will be reported to law enforcement agencies and we will cooperate with them to any extent requested.

(iii) Personal identifiable information should never be posted to the Port Jervis Now! MilfordNow! (Webvantix, LLC) comments section.  If you are exposed to any threats, harassment or personal information trolling please report it via our Contact Page.

(VII) Commercially Oriented (SPAM) Comments.

(i) All comments on any Port Jervis Now! MilfordNow! (Webvantix, LLC) platform must be of a non-commercial, non-promotional nature.  Any promotional or third party links will be deemed SPAM and will be deleted.  Additionally, Port Jervis Now! MilfordNow! (Webvantix, LLC) reserves the right to permanently block any commenter on any Port Jervis Now! MilfordNow! (Webvantix, LLC) platform who had been deemed to publish, link or create SPAM on any website, including Port Jervis Now! MilfordNow! (Webvantix, LLC).

(VII) Port Jervis Now! MilfordNow! (Webvantix, LLC) is continually reviewing and revising its comment policy to maintain a civil atmosphere online. If you have comments, please share them with us.

(i) If you have complaints, questions, concerns or feedback – positive or critical -please utilize our Contact Page.

Thank you for making Port Jervis Now! MilfordNow! (Webvantix, LLC) the best it can be.

The Port Jervis Now! MilfordNow! (Webvantix, LLC) Team