Blog policies

Copyright Policy

All rights reserved. Duplication of this material for use on any other site is strictly prohibited.

What does this mean?

It means you may not copy and paste our articles anywhere else. We do file takedown requests when we find copies, as is our right. (You may want to read this article for further information.)

You may post links to our articles, and we have buttons located beneath each one for ease of sharing to Facebook, Google +, Twitter, and WordPress.

If you have any questions, please use the contact form.

Comment Moderation Policy

Commenting is a privilege, not a right.

The first comment from each user will always be held until it can be reviewed–future comments should post immediately. Using an inconsistent username/email address may also cause your comment to be held for review.

Moderation is based on the general principle that you’re not just talking to a screen, you’re talking to a real live human person behind it.  If you wouldn’t say it to someone’s face without running the risk they might kick you in the shin, then don’t say it here.

Moderation is at the discretion of the owner/post author, but in general any comments that are disruptive to the flow of conversation or draw attention away from the original post topic will be deleted or not approved. Repeated deletions will result in a temporary suspension of commenting privileges or permanent banning. Examples of the types of comments that we may delete include, but are not limited to:

  • spam
  • harassment
  • verbal abuse
  • comments that are repetitive
  • excessively lengthy comments
  • comments that are off-topic (except for Launch Pad)
  • comments expressing misogyny, racism, homophobia, transphobia, or any other kind of bigotry
  • comments defending any of the above.

We don’t have a policy against mentioning other websites or posting links, provided it doesn’t get spammy and the intention isn’t to stir up trouble with the other site. This is directly addressed in this post.

Before you complain about your comment being deleted or not approved, please consider whether the deletion might have kept you from looking like a jerk in public and just move on. If you really feel the need to ask “Why?” please use the contact form or if you find the policy especially harsh, this post may give you some additional insight.

Spoilers, Other Versions, Deleted Scenes, and Off-Topic Conversations in Comments and Chat

Because it is easier to find outside information like spoilers, gossip, and edited scenes online than it is to avoid those things, we choose to cater to those who would rather avoid them.

The short version: Keep conversations on-topic, as indicated by the article, the chat description, etc. and don’t bring in outside information. Please take any off-topic conversations to the open thread (that’s what it’s there for). When in doubt, ask before posting.

More specifically:

  • If the article is a recap or summary of an episode of a show, the topic is the  US broadcast version of that episode or previous episodes.
  • Definitely, don’t bring up anything that happens in episodes that haven’t aired yet (i.e., spoilers). That would include previews/avances.
  • For remakes: please don’t discuss the original version of the show unless it is specifically referenced in the recap.
  • For shows that originally aired somewhere else with a different cut please don’t mention scenes that appeared in other versions but not in the US broadcast unless they’re specifically referenced in the recap.
  • If we don’t have articles about a specific book, movie, or series, feel free to talk about it in a general manner in the open thread without getting into plot. Please be considerate; many times authors have to forego watching one show when it airs in order to write about another, and many people marathon-watch on weekends, so don’t assume if it aired last night or even earlier this week that everyone is caught up
  • If you’re not sure, ask first. Please do not post something with a directive to “delete if this is not ok.”

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