Blog Rules

By posting comments on KET’s website, you are acknowledging that you agree to adhere to KET’s Online Commenting Guidelines. Any comments we deem to be in violation of these guidelines will be removed, and any commenter demonstrating particularly egregious or repeated violations of these guidelines will be permanently blocked.


Be Respectful, Courteous and Polite

KET’s website contains public forums in which everyone should feel comfortable participating. We welcome differing opinions and perspectives and encourage the sharing of ideas. However, attacks against individuals are not allowed. Also, posting any material that may be considered defamatory, profane, libelous, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful or embarrassing is not allowed. Basically, treat others as you’d want to be treated.

Do Not Use Obscenities

While there is some gray area as far as defining what is or isn’t an obscenity, use your best judgment. It is KET’s discretion as to what is obscene and KET is the final authority—no appeals allowed.

Stay on Topic

By their very nature, conversations are dynamic and fluid, and we all understand that they may not neatly follow any prescribed path. However, our public forums and blogs will always begin with some central topic, and you should do your best to make sure your comments pertain to that topic.

Related to this idea, our public forums and blogs should not be used for private communication. We have other means for contacting KET staff or making an inquiry about a program or service.

Respect the Privacy of Others

Online discussions are available to the public, and therefore discretion should be used to ensure that people’s private information, such as phone numbers and addresses, is not shared in this space.

Do Not Advertise, Solicit or Proselytize

Feel free to share your opinions, including expressing a preference for a particular religious belief, political candidate, product, etc. However, this is not the place for advertising, promoting, recruiting, campaigning, soliciting, proselytizing or the like. Additionally, spammers will be immediately and permanently blocked.

Do Not Post or Cite False Information

If you knowingly (or even unknowingly) post or cite information or make allegations which we know to be unsubstantiated or outright false, we reserve the right to remove your post, or make edits/deletions to ensure that our online communities do not become a place for promoting or further spreading this misinformation.

Respect the Work of Others

There certainly may be times as part of a discussion when you want to reference the work of others, and that’s fine. However, we ask that you link to relevant content when appropriate (rather than, for example, posting a copyrighted image), or that you adequately attribute the words (either a direct quote or paraphrase) and ideas of others.

Commenting and Terms of Use

In order for you to comment on posts, we require that you include your first and last name, as well as your city or county, so that your comments can be attributed to you by name (we do not display your e-mail address). We may read your posts to this blog on the air and your comments on this blog may be re-posted on KET’s Web site, blogs or on related third-party social media Web sites. See KET’s “Terms of Use, Section 5” for details.


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