Diverse points of view are welcome on Washington Policy Watch, the blog of the Economic Opportunity Institute (EOI). However, EOI is under no obligation to publish every comment it receives, and reserves the right to allow or disallow some or all content that does not meet the guidelines outlined on this page, or does not otherwise meet its own published or internal organizational standards.
All comments are moderated. At the moderator’s sole discretion and interpretation, comments that contribute to discussion and understanding around the topic at hand will be retained, and comments that detract from the post will be deleted. Those decisions will be based on – but not limited to – the following guidelines:
- Insults, profanity and hate speech are prohibited. Name-calling falls under the definition of insult.
- Comments should be based on verifiable fact, even when you’re putting your own point of view. For example, if you don’t like school, you could write “I don’t like my school”, which is a fact about you. This is different from writing something like, “All schools are rubbish”. If you’re not writing from your own point of view, back up your assertion with a citation (like a link to other published work that supports your contention).
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This policy may be updated or changed at any time by the moderator.
(Adapted in part from Grasping Reality with Both Hands)