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PAW’s policy for posting comments

PAW 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, topical, factual, and of interest to the Princeton community, though decisions made by the moderator are by their nature subjective. By submitting a comment for posting on PAW, you agree to comply with these rules:

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

2) You agree not to submit any material that reasonably could be considered to be abusive, uncivil, hateful, threatening, or a personal attack.

3) You agree not to submit any comment that:

  • is libelous or defamatory.
  • misrepresents a published work, including a PAW article or reader comment. 
  • is obscene, pornographic, 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 and Princeton University are not responsible for content submitted by any user.

5) You agree not to post the same comment on multiple stories.

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

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