Huffington Post Community Code of Conduct
Welcome to the Huffington Post Community - We are dedicated to maintaining a respectful community that actively engages in lively discussions about news stories and blog posts. Please keep the following in mind when writing your comments.
Respect Others - Please be polite to all the members of our Community, including other commenters, authors and the subjects of articles. Also, keep in mind that there are real people reading your comments.
Safe Space - Above all, we believe strongly that the Huffington Post Community should be a safe and welcoming space for all individuals, groups and their ideas. As such, any rudeness, insults, hate, hostility, or negativity may be removed and you may lose your ability to comment.
Moderation - In order to provide a safe space for our community, comments may be pre-moderated by our team before posting to the site, but they will appear on your and your friend's Facebook walls immediately. Your comment may be removed at any time, if a Moderator feels it violates the Posting Guidelines or Code of Conduct.
Let's Get Started:
Q: Do I need an account on the Huffington Post?
· A: No, to comment all you need is a Facebook account.
Q: What does it mean to comment to an article through Facebook?
Q: Can I Edit or Delete my comment?
· A: Yes, you can! Go to article in question where you posted your comment
- Scroll down to comments section, and find your comment
- Mouse over right-side of comment, and click on "V" that appears
- - This is a drop-down menu
- - Choose to edit or delete your comment.
- - Confirm delete
- These simple steps will allow you to either edit or delete any comment made by you to one of our articles.
· Please note: you must be using a desktop or laptop - at this time, mobile devices such as tablets and phones do not have the ability to edit or delete comments.
Q: I already have a Huffington Post account, what will happen to it?
· A: You are still able to log in to your Huffington Post account to follow other users and bloggers, and you will be able to view your post history for comments made prior to the move to Facebook comments. Comments left through the Facebook platform will not be visible in your post history.
Q: Where can I create an account and login?
· A: There is a login prompt at the top right corner of every page on the site, or visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/users/login/
Q: I can't remember my username/password for my Native Huffpost Account! What can I do?
· A: Don't worry! You can retrieve your password by going to: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/users/forgot
Q: Where can I change my screen name?
· A: Unfortunately, you cannot change your screen name once you have registered; nor can we. Every screen name is associated with one email address. If you need help with an existing account, please reach out to us.
Q: Where can I change my password, personal information or biography on the Native Huffpost Account?
· A: Edit information on the preferences page: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/users/preferences
Q: Can I include a link in my comment?
· A: Yes. But any comment that contains a link to an inappropriate site may not be displayed on the Huffington Post site.
Q: What is the "Follow/Fan" link on Huffington Post user accounts?
· A: When you find a commenter you like, you can press the Follow/Fan link next to the commenter's name. Your selection will appear on your profile page and on the profile page of that commenter. This way you can keep track of the commenters you like and those who like you. We are working on a way to alert you when your favorite commenters post new comments on the site.
Q: Can I follow a blogger?
· A: Absolutely. Each blogger has their own profile page that includes their bios and a Follow link. You can find this page by clicking on a blogger's name and you will receive alerts when this author publishes new posts.
Q: Where can I sign up for news alerts and other notifications?
· A: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/signup
A: Community and Commenting Guiding Principles
· The Huffington Post has a thriving user community and encourages commenting on news stories and blog posts. We are dedicated to maintaining a respectful, engaging and informative conversation. Towards that end, we have basic ground rules for commenting to maintain a civil atmosphere. These are supported by a moderating system that features a team of staff moderators. If you wish to participate in the community, we ask that you follow the ground rules below and the spirit of the community they seek to create.
· (I) If your comments make this community a less civil and enjoyable place to be, you and your comments may be excluded from it.