Recently, the topic of comments on The Brazil Times website came into question at our office.
There were several questions some were hoping to have answers for.
For example, how does a reader actually register to use the website to its full extent?
Well, all a reader has to do is provide accurate information. That is, a real name, phone number, address, e-mail, etc.
Those who have registered on the website under either a false name, address, phone number or e-mail, however, are removed from the site.
The same goes for comments that people leave.
Several readers have responded on the site wondering where those comments they left went. They were there for a brief moment and then they disappeared. Where did that comment go?
Well, it contained wording that is deemed inappropriate, the comment is removed.
When a reader registers on the website, they have the opportunity to leave comments regarding stories, blogs, columns, etc.
However, in the comment area, the following is clearly stated:?"Please be respectful of others and try to stay on topic."
Certain key words and libelous attacks are the types of comments that are removed from the website.
In fact, the only people that see the registered information and have the authority to remove comments include Times' editorial staffers, General Manager Lynne Llewellyn and Publisher Randy List.
All we ask is that those who do leave comments be respectful, enjoy it and to use it wisely.