provides editorial content for its readers’ consumption but beyond that it is an active online community. For a community to flourish, its members need to treat each other honestly and respectfully. That doesn’t mean that your contributions need to be free of snark or sarcasm, but we encourage you to keep them from being mean, hurtful or overly personal. Acting like a jerk on a consistent basis is likely to get you banned from the site.

That said, we want to encourage healthy debate on relevant topics. That’s why we provide a platform for posting questions and comments. What we don’t permit on our boards are promotional posts – though they may respond to general reader questions, or to specific negative reviews.

If you want to post on-point listings describing goods or services that would be of interest to the community, check out our classified section in our community or start an appropriate thread there. Users: are our boards are here for you, and we hope you’ll use them.

But here’s the flip side: if you use our boards, you have to take responsibility for any questions or comments that you post. As a
private website, will not accept responsibility for any information or opinions posted by its users – that
responsibility belongs solely to any users posting such information or opinions, and not to the owners, employees or affiliates of And while we will not change the content of any user’s questions or comments, the posting of those questions and comments remains solely within the discretion of likewise reserves the right to remove any questions or comments at its sole discretion.

Use common sense. Once you post a question or comment on, it is out there – it has become part of the
public discourse. So please think before you post – we cannot remove your comments simply because you later regret having made them.

And please don’t post:

  • Off-topic rants;
  • Statements that are intentionally false or misleading;
  • Statements that harass, threaten, or defame others;
  • Information you think is confidential; or
  • Information you think is otherwise illegal to make public.

To the extent you may feel compelled to provide negative feedback, please keep your comments factual and to the point and avoid
hyperbolic language and broad disparagement of character. You may be convinced of your own righteousness, but it’s a good way to get sued. In the event your comments or postings do cause the subject to pursue legal redress, we may be compelled to disclose your personal information. We have neither the time nor the money to fall on our sword to protect negative comments that we have no way of knowing are true or not.

In short, be smart and not too much of a jerk. And enjoy.