Why do you moderate readers’ comments?
Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we have created a space where readers can exchange intelligent and informed commentary. While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers and generally cannot alter a comment once it is posted.
What kind of comments are you looking for?
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We won’t tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence and SHOUTING.
Do you edit comments?
No. Comments are either approved or they’re not. However, we reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted for use by the MCA to promote the museum, the project, and/or the blog. In those cases, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
How might my comments be used?
The MCA reserves the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted for use by the MCA to promote the museum, the project, and/or the blog. In those cases, we may fix spelling and punctuation. You agree by submitting your comments that anything written on the blog is public domain and may be used by the MCA to promote the museum, the project, and/or the blog.
When and where will my comment be displayed?
Comments are typically posted faster during business hours. Moderation can be less frequent in the evening and on weekends. All comments are published to a comments page, which is linked to from the main article or blog post. We reserve the right to display comments in a variety of ways, including within the text of articles or in promotional materials.
Should I use my real name when making a comment?
What about criticism of the MCA?
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don’t want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies, and we will moderate accordingly.
What if I see an error in a blog post? What is the best way to suggest a correction?
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. These suggestions should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. To avoid distracting other readers, we won’t publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or at the top of a post.
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