CPR Community Standards for Web Commenting

CPR established the following rules to foster respectful and civil commenting on our website.  All participants are required to abide by these rules, in addition to CPR’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.  While it’s difficult for CPR to monitor all comments, we reserve the right to delete any and all comments that violate the following standards:

  1. Be polite. This doesn’t mean you can’t disagree, but please refrain from personal attacks, name calling, libel, defamation and hate speech. Posts that could be taken as threatening, harassing, bullying, obscene, pornographic, sexist or racist fall under this category.

  2. Don’t use obscenities.

  3. Respect people’s privacy. Don’t post other people’s phone numbers, email addresses and/or other contact info when commenting.

  4. Don’t advertise, promote, recruit, lobby or solicit.  Comments should be used for their stated intention – to comment on CPR’s stories only, not to promote personal or unrelated products or causes.

  5. Don’t “feed” the trolls. Don’t engage with people that are intentionally trying to get people to react to their provocations. If we see that you’re feeding a troll, we’ll remove both the troll’s comments and your responses.

  6. Post your own work. If you link or post to other people’s content, be sure to attribute and include any associated copyright notice consistent with the “fair use” principles of copyright law.

  7. You are solely responsible for the content you post. CPR is not responsible for the content posted by its users. We cannot review all user content posted on CPR.org; however, we have the right to review, screen, delete, edit and/or move any content posted on CPR.org.

  8. Repeat offenders will be blocked.  If we see that you’re repeatedly breaking CPR’s community standards, you will be blocked from the website and prevented from commenting on future stories.

  9. Contact CPR if you have questions or comments about larger issues. Please use CPR's 'contact us' page if you have general comments about CPR, including policies, underwriters, etc. and our Listener Services Department will be happy to follow-up.