Letter from the editor: How we moderate comments

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief

Here at The Oakland Post, we recognize the importance of sharing different viewpoints and serving as a platform for campus discussion. However, we ask that you post in accordance with our newly adopted commenting policy. We welcome civil discourse from all viewpoints.

The following policies apply to the comment section attached to each article published on The Oakland Post’s website. Any questions or concerns can be directed to [email protected].

The Post will not publish a comment if it:

  • Is libelous or defamatory
  • Is obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, or vulgar
  • Violates a person’s right to privacy
  • Violates any local, state, national, or international law
  • Contains or advocates illegal or violent acts
  • Degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or other classification
  • Is predatory, hateful, or intended to intimidate or harass, or contains derogatory name-calling
  • Contains advertising
  • Contains a solicitation of any kind
  • Impersonates others
  • Is in poor taste or is otherwise objectionable
  • Includes personal attacks
  • Includes discriminatory language
  • Includes inflammatory language
  • Includes spam posts (including self-promotion, posting of affiliated or referral links, and PR pitches)
  • Gives the appearance of legal, medical or financial advice.

In addition:

  • No more than 4 comments from a single user will be accepted in a 24-hour period
  • Excessive comments on the moderation policies of The Oakland Post will not be published
  • Comments can be no longer than 200 words.

Comments are either approved or rejected, and are not edited by The Oakland Post.

It may take up to 24 hours for your comment to appear in the comment section.

Comments will close on an article 72 hours after it is published.

Violating any of the above policies will result in comment removal and may result in a suspension or ban from The Post’s comment section.

The editorial board has the final say of what’s appropriate.

The Oakland Post and oaklandpostonline.com take no responsibility for the views expressed in user posts, which do not necessarily reflect the views of The Oakland Post or oaklandpostonline.com.

For future reference, the comment policy is also posted on our website under “More.”