Comment Policy

MY COMMENTS ARE NOT SHOWING. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Headline Health uses the Disqus Comment System to manage and moderate all user content posted to our website. If your comment was removed, or if your Disqus account was banned, this was most likely the result of an action taken by Disqus… not Headline Health. For additional information, you may click here to contact Disqus.

PERMITTED:

Headline Health encourages our readers to share their views on our content with our hundreds of thousands of readers in civil discourse.

PROHIBITED:

Posts with any of the following will be DELETED and may result in a PERMANENT BAN:

  • Namecalling, personal attacks including questioning someone’s faith or patriotism, vulgarity – by far the most common reason for blocked posts
  • Encouraging or promoting activity that is criminal or potentially harmful
  • Threats of personal harm or hoaxes that may cause personal harm 
  • Off-topic posts including complaints about moderation
  • Commercial posts and links to other websites
  • Information or speculation on another person’s physical or mental health
  • Anyone’s email, phone number, address, or other personally identifiable information
  • ALL CAPS, misspelling to avoid filters, non-English content
  • Flooding the site. Please try to make your point in 1-2 posts. Additional discussion within reason is fine as long as it stays on topic.
  • Anything else that deviates from civil discourse
  • Any of the above where poster was ‘just kidding’

If you don’t like someone else’s opinion, post your own and/or down-vote their opinion. Merely posting that you don’t like someone’s opinion contributes nothing and is considered off-topic. 

If you see a post that violates any part of this policy, please flag it as inappropriate by clicking the flag icon. 

If your post has been removed or you have been blocked, please re-read the policy. If you have posts that have been removed, this is an indication that continued failure to comply with this policy may lead to a permanent ban. Headline Health does not supply individual support for moderated posts or blocked accounts.