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Barotseland Post Comments Policy

18 April 2013
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Your commenting on our web site and all its subsidiaries will, hence forth, be regulated and conducted under the following Barotsepost.com comments Policy:

Commenters Blocked: Anyone who violates this Comments Policy may be blocked from future access and/or commenting on this web site.

All Rights Reserved: The owners, administrators, contributors, editors, and/or authors of Barotsepost.com reserve the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments. They also have the right to block access to any one or group from commenting or from the entire web site.

Language and Manners: This website tackles very serious thematic issues, of interest to presidents of nations, foreign diplomats, international and regional bodies, religious, political, socio-economic and corporate leaders from a cross section of our local and international borders. Therefore, comments which include offensive or inappropriate language, or considered by the owners, administrators, contributors, editors, and/or authors to be rude and offensive will be edited or deleted. Please, freely express yourself without the need for obscenities, insults and / or be involved in ‘Hate Speech’, whether in English or any other language.

No Personal Attacks Comments Permitted: In the interest of fair play, no personal attacks are permitted in this web site’s comments. You may question or argue the content, but not attack the other commenters. Failure to respect fellow participants on this web site could result in removal and blocked access.

A Comment is Conversation: A comment which does not add to the conversation, runs off on an inappropriate tangent, or kills the conversation may be edited, moved, or deleted

Trackbacks Are Comments: All trackbacks will be treated in line with our Comments Policy.

Comment Form Guidelines: The comment form must be filled in with a proper or legitimate sounding name and URL. Comments using keywords, spam or splog-like URLs, or suspicious information in the comment form will be edited or deleted.

Email Privacy: Email addresses are required for commenting, and they are NOT published on the web site, nor shared. They may be used, however, by the web site owners to privately contact the commenter as a matter of necessity or in response to solicitation by the commenter. As much as possible feel free to use valid e-mail address.

Commenter Privacy and Protection: All email, snail mail, phone numbers, and any private and personal information posted in any comment will be deleted as soon as possible to protect the privacy of the commenter. To prevent such editing, never share this private information within the web site comment.

Limited Links: This web site is setup to automatically hold any web site comment with more than two links in moderation, which may delay your comment from appearing on this web site. Any web site comment with more than four links could be marked as comment spam.

How The Web site Commenter Will Respond: Comments on this web site will only be responded to in direct response to the web site comment. The web site commenter will not (or will) respond privately via email or other communication method to a web site comment.

What To Do If Your Comment Does Not Appear: If you leave a comment on this web site and it does not appear in a reasonable time period, and you know that it does not violate these Comment Policies, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Comment Spam: Any comment assumed to be possible comment spam will be deleted and marked as comment spam.

Hold Harmless: All comments within this web site are the responsibility of the commenter, not the web site owner, administrator, contributor, editor, or author. By submitting a comment on our web site, you agree that the comment content is your own, and to hold this site, Barotsepost.com, and all subsidiaries and representatives harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability.

Comments Filtering: All comments are filtered through spam filtering technology; the kind we uses varies over time, but we are currently using a combination of Akismet, Spam Karma 2 and Bad Behavior 2.

The spam-filtering technology isn’t perfect and from time to time it flags legitimate emails (false positives).

If you find that your comment isn’t immediately showing up, it may have been erroneously flagged as spam. Please, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to follow up on the status of your comment if it hasn’t shown up after 24 hours and we will do our best to sort it out. Also contact us if you wish to report an ABUSE of any of these policy.

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