The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees its citizens Freedom of Speech, among other freedoms, restricts how governmental entities may interfere with individuals and entities that wish to share their thoughts with the wider world.Private entities, such as The Elmhurst Titan, are not subject to these restrictions. The Elmhurst Titan reserves the right to remove any and all reader-submitted comments without prior warning or explanation.
In practice, it would be foolish to be quite so draconian. Comments are offered on this site in the hopes that they will foster community discussion on the news that appears here. Commenters who behave in a civil manner will almost certainly have no reason to expect that any action will be taken against their postings on this site.
The following are some examples of the kind of comments that will be deleted:
• Comments that use profanity
• Comments that disparage private persons or other commenters directly
• Comments that encourage illegal activity
• Comments unrelated to stories that act merely to drive traffic to other websites
• Overt SPAM messages
The Elmhurst Titan is a small operation, so if you see a comment posted that runs afoul of these guidelines, please feel free to contact email@example.com with details, and someone will address the situation as quickly as possible.
If you have any further questions about the comment policy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “COMMENTS”.