Rhodarian invites and encourages all readers to post their comments. We do moderate comments, but generally will leave them posted and unedited as long as they meet our guidelines. When we feel it is necessary to edit a comment, the editing will be clearly noted. Deleted comments will vanish without a trace. If at any time the comments feature proves problematic because of too much inappropriate content, we will turn it off. But we really don’t want to do that, so write often, but write thoughtfully!
If you comment, you must include your name on your comment. We also ask that you add the name of the library where you work or volunteer, or your connection to libraries.
Acceptable comments include those that:
- Add to the discussion in a meaningful or thought-provoking way
- Provide an intelligent counterpoint to our post
- Concur with our post
- Disagree with our post, but do so in a meaningful or thought-provoking way
Comments that will be deleted include:
- Promotion of services, publications or work unless it is relevant to the post
- Abusive, snarky, obscene, or just plain nasty remarks about anything or anyone
- Off topic ramblings, rants, or pointless verbiage
- Anonymous contributions
- All submitted comments are part of the public record and will be removed only at the discretion of the Office of Library and Information Services.
- Comments must be original work; you may quote other people, but the source must be credited.
- The Office of Library and Information Services will moderate comments and be the final arbiter of what is acceptable content.
Because of the evil spammers, anyone who wants to comment must register. All comments will be reviewed by OLIS staff before they are posted. Those that conform with the above guidelines will be posted in their entirety. Once a user has had a comment approved, that user will be able to post comments freely, unless they violate the above guidelines.