Housekeeping – Comments, Competitions, and Contacts

By YeOldeScribe ~ March 21st, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

Welcome back. We’ll get back to commenting on political happenings around the globe tomorrow, but for today on we wanted to do a little bit of house-cleaning. Our writer just got done with some good ol’ fashioned apartment cleaning, and there’s been a couple things on our mind internally for the site. We want to make sure that you, our readers, and us are on the same page here. Anyways, here goes.

First of all, we’ll be instituting a comment policy effective immedately. Most of you don’t have anything to worry about. Here’s the policy:

1) You must use a human first and last name. (A single letter for either the first or last name is acceptable, but not for both.)

2) Your comment must relate to the topic of the post you’re commenting on.

3) Your comment must contain proper English grammar. We reserve the right to either edit your comment or not post it.

4) Links must be for reference only and cannot be promotional.

5) We will not accept comments that are offensive or demean a specific person or group of people in an excessively negative fashion. Criticism and critiquing is fine, defamation and slander is not.

All these rules are pretty much common sense, but you’d be surprised how uncommon common sense really is. We’ll be retroactively applying these rules to comments over the next week. This should really help us clear up the site a little bit and remove some of the junk that’s here now.

Now that that’s out of the way, here’s a chance for you all to win a prize! is having a membership drive! We’re looking for new recruits to “follow” us on Twitter or “like” us on Facebook! Here’s how it works:

1) Be sure that you “like/follow” us already if you don’t (and yes, recruiting yourself does count)!

2) Get the word out to friends, family members, co-workers, and anyone else you can think of that would be interested in

3) Have them “like/follow” us – but be sure to have them mention who sent them! For Facebook users, just have them post on our wall. For Twitter users, have them send us an “@” tweet.

4) In less than 2 weeks (on 3/30), the person with the most recruitments (minimum 5) will win a $25 gift card to a location of their choice!

Some of you are probably asking: “How can I find on Facebook or Twitter?” It’s easy! We’ve got the links in our navigation bar to the right, but if you can’t find it, here’s the info you need:

Like us on Facebook –

Follow us on Twitter –

It’s that simple. Be sure to share these links with everyone you know, too! (Also, if you follow us on Twitter, we’ll follow you back right away!)

The more people who are involved in the Facebook page and commenting here, the better. And the Twitter page is a great way to get updates from us and keep up to date on posts as well. We share everything about the site through these two mediums – and these pages have exclusive content (such as tips for winning the competition) that aren’t available here, so if you haven’t “liked/followed” us yet, you’re missing out!

That’s all the blatant self-promotion for now. Tomorrow’s post will be examining the situation in Libya and the US response, specifically looking at Obama’s actions in the conflict. Stay tuned, and as always, comment and share us!

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