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Viewpoints - Spirit of the Forum:

Active debate and free speech are encouraged, but remember you are a guest here, and decorum and respectful conduct are not optional but expected.

Viewpoints is intended to be a place where a respectful exchange of ideas and opinions takes place. Sitnews encourages the expression of opinions in a responsible and a civil manner.

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4. Postings should relate to news, current events, features, articles or forum discussions.

5. Comments that contain material that is false and defamatory, abusive, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, or illegal will not be published.

6. State your opinion rather than resorting to personal attacks.

7. Be considerate. Allow others the opportunity to participate by not excessively submitting comments repeatedly throughout the day or excessively responding to every comment that is published. This considerate gesture will allow for a variety of views and opinions to be expressed. The editor reserves the right to refuse to publish excessive submissions that serve only to dominate the forum, stifle discussions, and stifle participation.

8. The Sitnews' editor reserves the right to refuse to publish or to edit any comment that, in the editor's opinion, violates the rules and the spirit of the forum.

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