About The Herald-Whig’s policy on blog comments

Thank you for visiting Whig.com.

We welcome your comments and hope that you will return often. We want to provide a lively, entertaining and civil forum for discussion, so we have a few ground rules.

Basically, we ask that you be polite: Don’t use language that is obscene, hateful, threatening, profane or sexually suggestive. We won’t tolerate ethnic slurs, generalized name-calling, unfounded allegations or statements that are slanderous.

We could go into more detail, but you get the idea.

We will review all comments before they are posted to make sure that they meet those standards. If they don’t, we’ll let you know. We won’t edit the comments that are posted, although our filters will block out certain words.

You can post your comments anonymously, but you need to register with us to participate. When you register, you agree that any information you have entered can be stored in a database. We won’t disclose that information to any third party without your consent, but we aren’t responsible if someone hacks into our system and the data is compromised.

Also, remember that your comments express your views — not those of Quincy Newspapers Inc. or The Herald-Whig. You’re responsible, so act responsibly.

When you post your comment, you agree to these conditions.