Comment Moderation Policy
Streetsblog welcomes online community discussion and encourages you to sign up for a Disqus account and join the dialogue. Streetsblog is a moderated forum. We work hard to maintain a high level of quality and collegiality in Streetsblog’s comments section. We may edit or delete ad hominem attacks, unnecessary or uncreative profanity, off-topic posts, lengthy or poorly written rants, flat-earth arguments and comments that we feel don’t add any real value to the conversation that’s underway. Banning commenters or other actions will only occur in case of repeated offenses or a truly awful and unredeemable comment. The Streetsblog Los Angeles comments section is moderated by Joe Linton, Sahra Sulaiman and Damien Newton. It is in the sole discretion of the moderators whether a comment is appropriate and what, if any, action needs to be taken. Commenters who use a real name or established identity and have participated for some time in the online community will generally be given much more leeway than those who post anonymously, under a clearly fake name, or a nickname. We prefer that the Streetsblog comments not become a Livable Streets advocacy echo chamber. We encourage debate and are happy to see opposing viewpoints intelligently expressed and cogently argued in the comments section.