VoB Policy on Censorship

 
Voice of Baltimore does NOT censor reader Comments no matter how insensitive or objectionable they may appear, other than to bleep obscene or indecent language and personal threats.  We do however ask that you be courteous and respectful, not threaten anyone, and if you must use a four-letter word, that you self-bleep it before posting.

Unlike most other websites we do NOT preview commentary prior to posting — which is immediate — nor do we ever delete any Comments.  That said, if we should someday find it necessary to modify a threatening word or phrase, we will so indicate the action taken and our reason for doing so.

And thanks for posting.  We hope that you will do so often.

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Please NOTE:  At least one of George Carlin’s “Seven Words That Can’t Be Said on Television” may automatically cause our system to prevent your Comment from posting and give you an error message stating, “Site administration has been notified and will approve your comment after review.”

If this happens, simply change the spelling of the word to “f**k” and re-post.

However if you get this or some other error message for any other reason — stating that your Comment is being referred to an Administrator for approval — this is an error!  As stated above, we do NOT pre-screen Comments.  Therefore please notify us immediately — by email at alforman@voiceofbaltimore.org — and enclose your username and Comment and we will post it uncensored as is.

Thank you.

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