While we’re hoping that the content on Bowling Green Blog generates a lot of feedback in the form of reader comments, it’s not going to be a free-for-all. As a public, taxpayer-funded agency, negative feedback is not only expected, it’s something we want in the proper context. However, we’re not going to allow personal attacks, cursing, trolling, and harassment of any kind or libelous or slanderous accusations about anyone.
Can those who comment on our blog disagree with us? Tell us they don’t like us and what we’re doing? Absolutely, as long as it’s done in an adult manner. And, since all comments that are submitted will be subject to the review of a moderator, what we won’t allow, as described above, will be strictly enforced.
What do I need to make a comment on a blog post?
You must have a valid e-mail address to comment. If you don’t have one, visit www.yahoo.com, www.gmail.com, www.google.com, or www.hotmail.com. If you don’t have a valid e-mail address, don’t bother. Your e-mail address won’t be published with your comment, but it may be used by the blog administrator to contact you if you decide to be ugly.
What will ensure that my comment gets through?
Say nice things about us! Okay, only kidding.
The purpose of the blog is to allow for an open discussion on issues related to the governance of the City of Bowling Green. Comments not within the purpose of this limited public forum will not be placed on the blog. Again, we’re not going to allow personal attacks, cursing, trolling, name-calling, and harassment of any kind, comments related to political campaigns or libelous or slanderous accusations to be displayed. This blog is created as a limited public forum.
Bad Comment: “The fairways at Long Run Golf Course look like goats have been munching on them. The course maintenance people there must be drunk, on drugs, or both.”
Fair Comment: “I played Long Run a few weeks back, and the fairways were in bad shape. Since I play there often, I’d really appreciate it if they saw some more work.”
Also, please try and remain on topic. A comment about your neighbors tall grass has no place in a discussion about our Finance Staff. And lets be honest, most likely they don’t have anything to do with it.
Also, the sharing of anyone’s personal information (i.e. e-mail address, cell phone number) is strictly prohibited. Please use common sense.
What if my comment doesn’t get through and I think I’ve followed the rules?
Hey, we’re all adults here. Contact the blog administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-393-3642 and plead your case, or give her a heads up about not seeing it online yet. We may have overlooked your submission, and there might not be anything wrong with it. We’ll probably be a little slower if your comment is posted on an evening or weekend, since we like to spend time enjoying our City too, so please bear with us.
Anything else I need to know?
Yep. Comments placed on the blog are the views expressed by the person placing the comments and may not necessarily reflect the views of the City or Board of Commissioners. All comments within this blog are public and are the responsibility of the commenter, not the blog owner, administrator, contributor, editor, or author. By submitting a comment on our blog, you agree that the comment content is your own, and to hold Bowling Green Blog and representatives harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability. Also, we may edit your stuff for form, but we’ll do as little as possible to take away from the content of it.
Alright, enough with the boring stuff. We’ll see you … on Bowling Green Blog