Healthy Child Healthy Child Healthy World Comment Policy
Community and Commenting Guiding Principles
In order to promote a healthy and transparent conversation, Healthy Child Healthy World moderates comments on blog posts.
Moderation, by its very nature, is subjective, and the lines can be blurry. But our staff moderators are guided by a series of basic guidelines:
(I) Healthy Child Healthy World welcomes all users to comment and treats all members of the community equally.
We do not discriminate based on the person who is posting, and we never censor comments for political or ideological reasons. We never delete an appropriate comment because we disagree with its viewpoint or ideology, and we never publish an inappropriate comment because we agree with or support its viewpoint or ideology. We also do not tolerate ad hominem attacks of any kind.(II) Language and Manners
Healthy Child Healthy World is committed to maintaining a non-toxic atmosphere. As such, we do not allow hate speech, nor do we allow speech that advocates or supports hatred or unlawful violence. We do not allow racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, or other intolerance. Likewise, threats of violence or threats to anyone or any group's personal safety are not acceptable. We also do not allow false claims or misleading implications that any individual or group perpetuates hate or unlawful violence.
We do not allow comments that criticize others based on physical appearances or mental characteristics. We do not allow comments that celebrate the death, illness, or personal loss of any person.(III) A Comment is Conversation:
This blog is “family friendly” and comments, which include offensive or inappropriate language, or considered by the blog owner and administrator to be rude and offensive, will be edited or deleted.
A comment which does not add to the conversation, runs off on an inappropriate tangent, or kills the conversation may be edited, moved, or deleted.
(IV) Comment Spam:
Any comment assumed to be possible comment spam will be deleted and marked as comment spam.
(V) Email Privacy:
Email addresses are required for commenting, and they are not published on the blog, nor shared. The email address may be used by a staff member to privately contact the commenter.
If you posted a comment and cannot see it on the site:
There are two scenarios under which your comment may not appear:
- It may be pending approval. Comments on the blog are moderated BEFORE they appear on the site, and this takes time. We appreciate your patience and ask that you refrain from posting the same comment repeatedly.
- Your comment violated the policy above.