Current Issue

June11, 2008

Vol. 108, No. 15

Comment Policy

PAW’s policy for posting comments

PAW Online welcomes comments from readers about its contents. Our goal is to promote a thoughtful and interesting discussion, particularly among members of the Princeton community. All comments will be reviewed prior to posting. Most comments will be posted if they are civil and on-topic, though decision made by the moderator are by their nature subjective. In general, we follow the same standards of appropriateness as with our “Letters to the Editor” in the print issues of PAW.

By submitting a comment for posting on PAW Online, you agree to comply with these rules:

1) All comments must be signed and include your Princeton affiliation (class year if alumnus/a, parent, spouse, faculty, student, etc.) if applicable.

2) You agree to be courteous in your comments, and not to submit any material that reasonably could be considered to be abusive, uncivil, hateful, or threatening.

3) You agree not to submit any comment that:

  • is libelous or defamatory.
  • is obscene, pornographic, or otherwise illegal, or advocates violent or illegal acts.
  • violates a person’s right to privacy.
  • degrades others.
  • impersonates others.
  • infringes on the intellectual property of others.
  • is commercial or promotional.


4) You agree that you are fully responsible for the content that you submit and understand that PAW is not responsible for content submitted by any user.

6) You give PAW the permission to use the content you submit in other forms – for example, in reporting an article for the magazine.

7) You understand that PAW reserves the right to edit comments, for example, for length or spelling. However, most comments will be either approved and posted, or denied posting if viewed as inappropriate.

8) You understand that comments may appear in search results of Web search engines.