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Commenting Guidelines



Dataism  invite you to express your opinions and engage in discussions with one another by leaving comments on our articles. While we encourage an open forum, please follow these guidelines to ensure an enjoyable and welcoming environment for all our readers. These are the rules of the road:


Show respect.

We encourage and appreciate thoughtful debate. Just make sure that when you disagree with a story’s premise or another commenter that you do so in a respectful and courteous manner.


Be polite and keep it clean.

We cover new technologies; our site is not an outlet for rudeness. We do not tolerate personal insults, including name-calling, racism, sexism, hate speech, or obscenity. That means no profane, abusive, harassing, or bullying remarks. If you can’t be civil and polite, don’t post it.


Ignore trolls.

The best response to a troll someone being repeatedly hostile and provocative is no response. Please don’t encourage bad behavior by responding; it only serves to delight trolls and egg them on. If someone is abusing a discussion thread, flag any offending comments, and we will address the situation.


Don’t post spam or ads.

Unless you have an advertising contract with us, this website is not a billboard for your business. Don’t post spam, self-promotional content, or ad campaigns. No lobbying, recruiting, or soliciting.


We read comments.

Though our discussion boards aren’t formally moderated, we do pay close attention to them. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments that do not meet our standards.


We ban egregious members.

It’s not something we relish. But when necessary, we will ban members who do not abide by these guidelines.

Thanks for following these guidelines.