Comments FAQ

Contents
* How do I post a comment?
* What makes a good comment?
* Why are comments moderated?
* Where do I submit news tips or corrections?
* What benefit is there to registering?
* Are comments edited?
* How long will it take for comments to be posted?
* Why was my comment rejected?
* Can I criticize the News in my comment?
* Are markup tags (HTML) allowed in the comments?

How do I post a comment?

At the bottom of every article and column is a box to type in comments. Comments will be moderated before they are posted to the Web site.

What makes a good comment?

Good comments add something to the discussion in a civil way. They do not contain profanity, advertisements, press releases or personal attacks on reporters, subjects of articles or other commenters.

Why are comments moderated?

Moderating comments before they are posted means you won’t have to deal with spam comments or irrelevant one cluttering up the debate. It also allows our readers to hold meaningful discussions without unnecessary distractions.

Where do I submit news tips or corrections?

To send tips or requests for corrections, please use the Contact Us form.

What benefit is there to registering?

Registering with yaledailynews.com gives you more personalized content, including the option of having headlines e-mailed to you each morning. When commenting, the names of register users are shown next to their comments. Additionally, registered users do not have to fill out a CAPTCHA when submitting a comment.

Are comments edited?

Comments are not edited. Moderators either accept comments as is or reject them entirely.

How long will it take for comments to be posted?

We strive to approve or reject every comment within three hours of it being posted to the site.

Why was my comment rejected?

See the above description of what makes a good comment for why comments are generally rejected.

Can I criticize the News in my comment?

Absolutely. Just don’t personally attack any reporter or writer.

Are markup tags (HTML) allowed in the comments?

No markup language (including HTML) is allowed in the comment. It will be shown as entered – tags will not be interpreted.

Disclaimer: The comments posted on yaledailynews.com do not necessarily reflect the views of the Yale Daily News Managing Board.