Commenting policy

The Journal seeks to provide healthy discourse on the Queen’s campus and in the surrounding community. We encourage all readers to comment on our articles and share their views in a manner that is respectful to the author, Journal staff, other commenters and members of the Queen’s and Kingston community.

Comments are moderated prior to posting on The Queen’s Journal website. Views expressed in comments do not reflect the newspaper or its staff.

The Journal moderators reserve the right to delete comments, without notifying the commenter, if a comment meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Excessive or unnecessary profanity, obscenity, or language that disrespects someone on the basis of race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.
  • Contains material that is obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit.
  • Contains threats or encouragement of violence and/or illegal behaviour.
  • Spam, advertisements, or other material that is off topic.
  • Disclosure of personal and private information about any individual, including (but not limited to) the writer of the piece or the writer of another comment.
  • Potentially libellous or defamatory comments.
  • Infringes upon or violates copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights.
  • Comments that are predatory, hateful, or intended to intimidate or harass.

The Journal also reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to remove a user’s privilege to post comments if they violate our commenting guidelines.

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Thank you for respecting our commenting guidelines.