1. Only subscribers to the Halifax Examiner may comment on articles.
2. All commenters must use their first and last name.
3. Exceptions to policy #2 will be made on a case-by-case basis, at our discretion. Typically these exceptions are granted to protect the identity of the commenter for reasons that go beyond simply wanting to remain anonymous. For example, a government employee may want to make a comment on an article about his or her employer but fears retribution and possible job loss. Or, a person is being stalked on the internet, and full use of his or her name could present problems in that regard. While in such cases the Examiner may grant the use of anonymity or pseudonyms, we will do so only after we have ascertained the true full name of the commenter for our records.
4. All comments are held in moderation until approved. We want comments that are productive and extend the conversation, and will not tolerate or approve name-calling or disrespectful interaction between commenters.
5. We reserve the right to reject or pull down comments at anytime, without explanation.
If you subscribed with a pseudonym as your user name please append your first and last name when you comment; do that once and it will pop up automatically. Otherwise, we’ll be contacting you to ask for your name as part of the moderation process.
The commenting policy originally appeared in this post.