Commenting Policy

Commenting Policy

We are dedicated to maintaining a respectful community that actively engages in lively discussions about the poetry on Orenaug Mountain Poetry Journal (OMPJ) website. Please keep the following in mind when writing your comments.

Above all, we believe strongly that this OMPJ community should be a safe and welcoming space for everyone. As such, any rudeness, insults, hate, hostility, or negativity may be removed and you may lose your ability to comment. 

Please be polite and respectful to all poets and commenters. Keep in mind that there are real people reading what you write.

In order to provide a safe space for our community, comments may be moderated by our team before posting to the site.

Moderation Policy and Code of Conduct

We encourage feedback and discussion about the poetry on the OMPJ website. We are dedicated to maintaining engaging, respectful, and thoughtful conversation. As such, we have basic ground rules for commenting to maintain a civil atmosphere. If you wish to participate in this community, we ask that you follow the ground rules below and the spirit they seek to create.

(I) If your comments make this community a less civil and enjoyable place to be, you and your comments may be excluded from it.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to voice their opinion regardless of identity, politics, ideology, religion or agreement with other community members, the authors, and the poems, as long as those opinions are respectful and constructively add to the conversation.

However, this community does not tolerate direct or indirect attacks, name-calling, or insults, nor does it tolerate intentional attempts to derail, hijack, troll, or bait others into an emotional response.

We reserve the right to remove these types of comments where warranted. Individuals who consistently or intentionally post these types of comments may lose their ability to comment and, if we deem necessary, be permanently excluded from the community.

(II) Comments may be moderated.

To maintain a civil atmosphere, we reserve the right to have our staff read comments before they are displayed on the site. Review time can vary depending on the site comment load, so please be patient -- we will strive to get to all comments as quickly as possible. Please, do not resubmit the same comment or complain to the moderators assuming it has been deleted as that just adds needless comments to be processed.

(III) Be yourself, only yourself, and just one of yourself.

Every person's opinion is unique. Pretending to be someone else removes that unique value from you or from others. Don't misrepresent yourself or others, or spread misinformation. If you do, you will make the community a less enjoyable and valuable place to be. Misrepresentation may be removed when we see it.

(IV) Safe Space.

We strongly believe that the OMPJ website should be a safe space for individuals and their ideas. As such, purposefully insulting and hostile language or personal threats are not welcome here. If you directly or indirectly threaten the physical or mental well being of a member of this community, or an individual or group, you may be removed immediately.

If a credible threat is made against an individual or group, not only may it be removed but it is likely that it will be reported to law enforcement agencies and we will cooperate with them to any extent requested. Personally identifiable information should never be posted to the comments section for the privacy and protection of all community members. This includes, but is not limited to, full names, addresses, phone numbers, or email addresses. Any comments that contain this information may be deleted.