Our goal is to publish what you write, and we’ll make every attempt to do so. Unfortunately, there are some rules.
When you register and post your first comment and/or make a submission, we are obliged to review it. Assuming you’re not trying to start World War III, we will probably approve you as a commenter/contributor.
Once you’re approved, you have free rein on the site to say what you want, with a few exceptions. While we won’t delete comments just because they express a particular point of view, we do reserve the right to delete comments/submissions that, in our judgment:
- are abusive, off-topic and/or use excessive foul language;
- are solicitations and/or advertising;
- involve nudity;
- appear to be primarily for the purpose of defamation, libel, or
- maligning and impugning others;
- are derogatory based on race, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and/or otherwise similarly derogatory;
- and, are otherwise detrimental to the community.
We rely on users to tell us when they think comments are abusive. If you feel that a particular comment is violating this policy or harming the community, please let us know.
Article & Comment Submissions
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Comments: By submitting a comment to El Paso News Organization (elpasonews.org), you agree to allow possible deletion of your entire comment if a portion breaks the rules. We cannot edit comments; they are all or nothing. (Keep copies of your submissions so you can submit a new, edited version, if necessary.) We are willing to help you find a way to get your point across without violating the site’s terms and conditions.
Do Not Plagiarize. We encourage original writing and photos. Do not submit others’ work as your own. Please attribute all information you get from other sources, including people, TV shows, websites, blogs, or traditional publications.