Faculty Blog Comments Policy
The goal of the University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog is to promote thoughtful, well-reasoned dialogue among our faculty and the larger Law School community, including students, alumni, colleagues at Chicago and other universities, and the general public. The Law School therefore encourages readers of the Faculty Blog to engage in respectful conversation – as one would at a conference or in a classroom – with faculty posters and other readers through use of the Blog’s “Comments” feature.
To ensure that comments advance the stated goal of the Faculty Blog, beginning on 10/1/08 all comments will be subject to approval by a Law School moderator. Comments may fail to be approved or may be edited if the moderator deems that they:
- contain unsolicited advertisements (“spam”),
- are unrelated to the subject matter of the post or of subsequent approved comments,
- contain ad hominem attacks or abusive or gratuitously offensive language.
As always, disagreement with the opinions or arguments expressed in a post or in approved comments remains welcome and encouraged, and will not in and of itself serve as reason for a comment to be rejected. We also encourage shorter comments, as these seem to appeal to other readers. If you feel that your comment has been rejected in error or in non-accordance with the terms stated here, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE, 10/28/10: Due to a recent increase in spam attacks, the Faculty Blog now requires commenters to sign in with a Typepad, Facebook, Twitter, or other account.