KUER's Rules for Discussion Boards

KUER’s online forum is a place to share ideas in a public space with integrity and respect. It is not a place for bullies, vulgarity, or hucksters. If you break the rules your comments will be removed. If you repeatedly break the rules, your commenting privileges will be removed. There are two ways comments can be removed or “rolled up” from the forum: 1) By a KUER staff member who deems it in violation of the rules and regulations set forth below. 2) By being flagged three times by others in the forum community.

Rules and Regulations for KUER’s Forums

At KUER, we give great importance to words and the way they are used so we don’t allow obscene, racist, or sexually explicit language.

Personal attacks aren’t permitted. While KUER may bring some controversial issues into the realm of discussion, we expect each of you to focus your remarks on positions and not persons. We reserve the right to remove comments we deem threatening, abusive insulting, defaming, or hateful, off topic or not in English.

 Remember, it is illegal to harass or threaten others or to suggest or encourage illegal activity and we take this kind of behavior seriously. Comments that might be construed as such may be deleted and made available to the proper law enforcement officials.

Please, please, please…stay on topic. Do not ramble and try to keep all posts to a few paragraphs unless you are sure of keeping the interest of the community at large.

You should own the copyrights to all the material you post to the forum.  If you need to link to relevant content or quote other people’s work with attribution, please be sure to use no more than a few lines summarizing the article and include a link to the original URL.

Respect other people’s privacy. Please don’t post phone numbers, addresses, social security numbers or any other private information. We would discourage posting this kind of information about yourself as well.

We reserve the right not to publicize allegations, conspiracy theories, and other information which we know to be false or unsubstantiated.

Don’t use the public forums for private communications. If you need to contact someone here at KUER, please use the Contact Us page.

Choose a user name carefully. You may not use names that are offensive, suggest illegal activities, or that are meant to imitate other users. Any such names will be blocked from commenting on our forums.

Please don’t post the same comment more than once. That’s known as “spamming” and is considered bad manners.

Participate at your own risk when online. Take responsibility for your comments under your user name. KUER takes no responsibility for the content or opinions of others posted here.

Thank you for helping us build a vibrant and active place to meet and exchange thoughts.