Comment Policy

Hyperallergic welcomes your comments on posts. Our goal with comments on Hyperallergic is to build a smart, entertaining and engaged community.

We don’t want our commenting culture to suck, so all comments will be moderated after they are posted and we may removed them if you:

  • abuse other commenters or authors
  • excessively swear
  • mount ad hominem attacks
  • contribute to an atmosphere that is rude, hateful or reckless
  • add comments that don’t contribute to the conversation
  • leave a link to another site without an explanation or context for it

If you have doubts whether your comment is appropriate, ask yourself if you would you say it aloud to someone’s face at a BBQ or dinner party, particularly if you are sober.

We’ll take every comment seriously — or with humor, when required — but we also take attacks and abuse of others seriously as well, so we have no problem banning people from commenting on Hyperallergic if they’ve proven themselves irresponsible.

Use your real name or a consistent pseudonym and take pride in your comments. We’re not a forum to work out your issues.

Please don’t just comment to promote something you’re working on. You’re more than welcome to buy ads on this site or send us an email to pitch a story.

Thank you!

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