Comments can be a great tool for generating healthy discussions, but only if they are used correctly. To create an environment that encourages participation, StateImpact’s team will follow these general community policies:
- All comments on the substance of the material or news presented, including critical observations, are welcome. It is best to allow the readers–and the author–to respond to comments where they are posted, in a spirit of openness and transparency.
- Comments will be moderated by the site managers and reporters. As the strongest communities have engaged moderators, reporters are encouraged to jump in and participate in comment threads, directing the conversation, mitigating hostile flare ups, and keeping the discussion moving forward.
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