Comment Policy

Comment Policy

The Valley Star is a publication of the students of Los Angeles Valley College. We endeavour to be a responsible news outlet and a reliable resource for those engaged in the college experience. We strive to present a fair and inclusive forum in which issues affecting the lives of those on campus may be discussed and debated. In keeping with the time-honored rules of academic debate no demeaning, debasing or derogatory comments will be allowed. Furthermore, comments containing language not relevant to the story or the discussion thereof will be deemed SPAM and removed.

We appreciate each comment however, if a comment does not follow this comment policy, it will be removed. Continuous abuse of the policy will result in permanent ban of the IP address, domain, and the email used.

Commenter Name –  You must use your name or nickname for commenting. We do not allow Keywords stuffed in the name field. Comments using keywords such as “Web Design Company” or similar will be flagged as SPAM and deleted.

Valid Email – Email addresses are required for commenting, and they are not published on the website, nor shared. Email addresses that look like SPAM will be flagged as SPAM.

Language and Manners – The Valley Star is a “family friendly site” therefore any comment that includes offensive or inappropriate language, and/or considered rude by our editorial staff will be edited or deleted.

Add Value – A comment which does not add to the conversation, runs of on an inappropriate tangent, or is not relevant to the conversation may be edited, moved, or deleted. All SPAM comments will be deleted.

Limit Links – We love resources as they can be really helpful sometimes, but in order to prevent SPAM and assure quality, we must limit links on the comments. Do not add more than two links in the comment. If you do so, your comment will be added for further review. DO NOT sign your comments with a backlink to your site. They will be removed.

No Personal Attack Comments Permitted – In the interest of fair play, no personal attacks are permitted in this blog’s comments. You may question or argue the content, but not attack the writer, nor any commenter. Failure to respect fellow participants on this site could result in removal and blocked access.

All Rights Reserved – The Valley Star Editorial Staff reserves the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments. We also have the right to block access to any one or group from commenting or from the entire blog. All comments posted to the site are the intellectual property of the Valley Star and may not be used, published or reprinted without express permission.

Hold Harmless – All comments within the Valley Star are the responsibility of the commenter, not the editorial staff of the Valley Star. By submitting a comment on this site, you agree that the comment content is your own, and you agree to hold the Valley Star, all subsidiaries of the Valley Star, and all representatives of the Valley Star harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability.

If you have any questions regarding the policy, you may contact the Valley Star staff by using our contact form.