Commenting policy

Welcome to the RiverReader News Company, RiverReader.org, commenting community. Please help us maintain civility and focus, both by keeping comments courteous and on-topic and by reporting comments that don’t live up to that ideal.

By commenting on RiverReader.org, you agree to abide by our standards of conduct, which are laid out in our terms of service.

And you should also read our privacy policy.

Do I need to be a subscriber to comment?

Yes, commenting is only available to our registered users.

If you are already registered on RiverReader.org, be sure to log in.

Can you explain why I need to register to comment?

Our readers often lament incivility among some commenters. They say a hostile atmosphere not only keeps them from commenting, but it can keep them from spending time reading our stories. We believe a commenting platform for our readers—our most loyal and presumably most frequent readers–will create a well-lit environment for robust discussions on the news and issues of the day.

If the comments are so out of control, why don’t you just get rid of them?

While some websites have moved in that direction, we’re eager to make commenting work and depend on you for that.

You have the option of commenting via Facebook or through our commenting system

When you comment in the first comment box on a page, it will also be posted to Facebook.

I submitted a comment. Why hasn’t it been posted yet?

We moderate all comments and get them published as soon as possible in order to keep a healthy space for not only youngsters but others as well.

How do I report an inappropriate comment?

Please send an email to webmaster@riverreader.org with a copy of the comment and a title of the page it was posted.

What happens when I report a comment?

We appreciate you letting us know there’s an issue worthy of our attention. Reported comments will be addressed by our moderators, who will decide if any action needs to be taken. Not all comments that are reported will be removed, and we thank you for understanding.

Why hasn’t the comment I reported been removed?

If a comment you reported is still visible, it’s either because a moderator hasn’t gotten to it yet or because it was determined not to have violated our terms of service.

I’ve been banned. Why?

If your comments show a pattern of incivility, inappropriate language or other violations of our community guidelines or terms of service, we may revoke your commenting privileges.

I love this. I hate this. I need to talk to someone about this.

We hear you. And we’re here to listen. Email us anytime at webmaster@riverreader.org and we’ll get back to you promptly.

If your question wasn’t answered here, you can ask us via email or call at 815-493-3065.