WTHR.com comment guidelines

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In order to promote thought-provoking and open discussion about the issues that face our community, WTHR.com and its parent company ("We") encourage you to share your thoughts and comments to the news stories, articles, and other content published on our site.

By using our site, you agree not to use unlawful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or other material that would violate the law. Comments should be relevant to the topic, respectful of others, and civil in tone. Comments should not be discriminatory, promote violence, constitute spam/advertising/solicitations, make personal attacks on others, or constitute abusive or disorderly behavior. Critical comments are welcome. Unsubstantiated allegations, profanity and statements that are deliberately insulting are not welcome and will be deleted. Keep it civil and stay on topic.

Finally, WTHR will not correct your spelling or grammar mistakes - so please check your work before posting. By submitting your comment, you give Us the right, but not the obligation, to use your comment(s) and accompanying information you provide via all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity.

We reserve the right to remove, at any time, without notification to the poster, any comments that do not comply with this Policy or the law, or for any other reason at our discretion. We invite our members to notify us of inappropriate comments as well. We do not censor comments for political or ideological reasons, or because we disagree with its viewpoint.

We take no responsibility for the comments posted – each individual is responsible for his/her own content, and these comments, including the identity of the author, may not be protected by anonymity. Comments posted on our site are not private, and are publicly accessible worldwide. Comments on our site posted by others do not necessarily reflect the views of WTHR-TV, its web site or parent company. Our publication of your comment similarly does not imply endorsement or agreement by Us. We encourage you to use discretion when posting.

Your email address will NOT be posted on our website if you comment, unless your username is the same as your email address. If you do not wish your email to be visible, it is strongly recommended that you use a different user name when commenting. To learn more about how your personal information and email address is protected by us, please visit our Privacy Policy.

WTHR reserves the right to update this policy at any time.


Try to keep your comments short and to the point.
Use a spell checker!
Use punctuation.
Try to use examples to support your opinion.
Read your post at least once before submitting it.
Express your own ideas.
Be thoughtful.


Use profanity. Your post will be deleted.
Be deliberately insulting.
Write anything you wouldn't want your mom, dad or kids to read.