Comment Moderation Policy

We welcome comments to our news posts from all visitors to the website.  We ask that you observe the following basic guidelines:

  • Keep your comments on topic.  Comments that do not address the specific topic of the post will not be published.
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We moderate all comments to ensure they comply with these guidelines.  Comments will not be published until they are approved by one of our moderators.  We strive to moderate comments within two working days but comments may not be published for up to one week.  If your comment is rejected it will not be published.