Comments-Terms of Service

Local Voice believes in and welcomes civil dialogue, as it makes for better communities. While subscriptions to Southside Daily are free, to participate in some aspects of this service – to include posting comments on stories – you will need to sign in using your Facebook account.

We don’t run news stories with anonymous sources, which is why we no longer accept comments without a source as well.

We filter posted comments for adherence to our Terms of Service listed below, but not for accuracy and not because we believe everyone will agree with them. By commenting, you agree to these legal terms.

Terms of Service

Southside Daily provides free, local news to everyone without registration. However, to participate in some aspects of this service, to include posting comments on stories, you will need to sign in using your Facebook account.

Our terms align with this quote: “Civility is not about dousing strongly held views. It’s about making sure that people are willing to respect other perspectives.”

As part of the community conversation, you agree to the following guidelines:

Use civil language, meaning no profanity, veiled profanity or implied obscenities and no racist or sexually oriented language.

Do not personally attack individuals. Similarly, threats will not be tolerated.

Keep your comments relevant to the story.

Be truthful.

Keep your caps lock off. You may see this as being emphatic; others see it as yelling.

Do not try to spam us or link to outside, irrelevant content. Likewise, solicitations or advertisements are not permitted.

The following are not permitted:

Comments that become back-and-forth disagreements with other commenter(s);

Comments by candidates or political parties intended to further a campaign;

Comments that are invasive of the privacy of another person or entity;

Comments that may infringe on any patent, copyright, trademark, service mark, trade secret or other intellectual property;

Impersonating any person or entity, or falsely misrepresenting an affiliation with any other person or entity; and

Posting under multiple pseudonyms.

Comments which, for reasons not listed above, fail to contribute to the greater community discussion will be removed. We reserve the right but assume no obligation to remove any comment that we feel violates our Terms of Service.

While all of the above is important to us, posted comments do not reflect the views of Williamsburg Yorktown Daily or its affiliates and related staff.

We reserve the right to reveal all information submitted to us, including IP addresses, in the event of legal action arising from any comment.

By using this service, you agree to these terms. Yes, we’ve said this twice to be sure you are aware.

Failure to abide by these terms may result in a commenter being blocked from the site’s comments area.