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Comment Policy

Michigan City Journal is a serious publication of local news in Michigan City, Indiana. We are a resource site that provides quality news to keep our readers informed on current and upcoming events.

While we appreciate each comment, if your comment does not follow our comment policy, it will be removed. Continuous abuse of the policy will result in permanent ban of the user account, IP address, domain, and/or the email used. Our Comment Policy pertains to any comments made directly on our website or social media pages such as Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube, etc.

Rules for Commenting

Comment Name – We do not allow Keywords stuffed in the name field. You must use your name or nickname for commenting. Comments using keywords such as “Web Design Company” or similar will be flagged as SPAM and deleted.

Valid Email – Email addresses are required for commenting, and they are not published on our website, nor shared. Email addresses that look like SPAM will be flagged as SPAM.

Language and Manners – This website is written in English, so leave your comments in English. Michigan City Journal is a “family friendly site” therefore any comment that includes offensive or inappropriate language, and/or considered rude by our editorial staff will be edited or deleted. This is a friendly community, so play it NICE.

Add Value – A comment which does not add to the conversation, runs on an inappropriate tangent, or kills the conversation may be edited, moved, or deleted. All SPAM comments will be deleted because they do not add value to the site.

Limit Links – We love resources as they can be really helpful sometimes, but in order to prevent SPAM and assure quality, we must limit links on the comments. Do not add more than one link in the comment. If you do so, your comment will be added for further review. DO NOT sign your comments with a backlink to your site. They will be removed.

No Personal Attack Comments Permitted – In the interest of fair play, no personal attacks are permitted on any of our comments. You may question or argue the content, but not attack the subjects of the article or the writer, nor any other commenters. Failure to respect fellow participants on our website could result in removal and blocked access.

All Rights Reserved – Michigan City Journal Editorial Staff reserves the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments. We also have the right to block access to any person or group from commenting or from our site or social media pages.

Hold Harmless – All comments within Michigan City Journal are the responsibility of the commenter, not the editorial staff of Michigan City Journal. By submitting a comment on our website or social media pages, you agree that the comment content is your own, and you agree to hold Michigan City Journal, all subsidiaries of Michigan City Journal, and all representatives of Michigan City Journal harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability.

If you have any questions regarding the policy, you may contact Michigan City Journal staff by using our contact form or you may try to find your answer in our FAQs.