Comment Policy

We’re not here to censor your comments or opinions. Rather, we want to promote a lively discussion of topics important to Louisville. To achieve this, we’d like to go over a few ground rules. We don’t expect that comments will be abused, but, you know, just in case.

  • Be civil and courteous. When you feel your temper start to pick up, your pulse begin to quicken, or your hand clench into a fist, sit back, take a deep breath, and then write your comment. We’ve made the astounding discovery that not everyone agrees all the time (should we get a prize for that?), and it’s no different on Broken Sidewalk. And that’s okay. No name calling. No ad hominem attacks. Feel free to shout at your computer screen, though, we suppose.
  • Be opinionated. Don’t hold back your thoughts and opinions. Let’s take the opportunity to throw out some crazy ideas every once and a while and see where the cards fall. Who knows?
  • Be yourself. Don’t misrepresent your identity—please use your real full name whenever possible. Don’t lie. Makes sense, right?
  • Don’t advertise. We encourage posting links to other web sites to illustrate a point or add to the body of knowledge to further the discussion. We don’t encourage posting links that serve as advertisements.
  • You may only write comments in Russian. Okay, so that’s not really a rule, but you’d be amazed at how many people actually do! We get a lot of spam that comes through the comments. Luckily, we have some new-fangled anti-spam software that weeds through most of it. That said, it sometimes goes a little too far and pulls a real comment out. We try to catch them, but, really, it’s an uphill battle. If you posted a comment and it doesn’t appear online in a day or two, try posting again or send us an e.mail.

So that’s pretty much it. We don’t want to meddle with the comments, and you don’t want us to either. But if you violate these policies, your comment will disappear.