1. What kind of comments are you looking for?
We are interested in articulate, well-informed remarks that are relevant to the article. We welcome your advice, your criticism and your unique insights into the issues of the day. To be approved for publication, your comments should be civil and avoid name-calling.

Our standards for taste are reflected in the articles we publish on SantivaChronicle.com; we expected your comments to follow that example. A few things we won’t tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence or SHOUTING.

2. Why do you moderate readers’ comments?
Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we have created a space where readers can exchange intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderation decisions are subjective. Our team will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. A comment cannot be altered once it is posted.

3. When and where will my comment be published?
Since comments are moderated, they do not appear on the site until they have been approved. Comments are typically posted faster during business hours. Moderation can be less frequent in the evening and on weekends.

Comments appear at the bottom of the article to which it was made.

4. Do you edit comments?
No. Comments are either approved or rejected. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted on SantivaChronicle.com. In those cases, we may fix spelling, grammar or punctuation.

5. What if I see an error in an article? What is the best to suggest a correction? Should I post new information about a breaking news story?
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. These suggestions should be sent via our email contact form. To avoid distracting other readers, we won’t publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made at the top of an article.

To send a message about news coverage, use our email contact form or call us at 239-312-4758.

5. What about criticism of SantivaChronicle.com?
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, and do not hesitate to approve critical comments. However, uncivil and unnecessary remarks or personal attacks against our staff will not be permitted, and any criticism should relate to the article in question. Generally, we will not allow comments to become bogged down with remarks that do not promote a healthy discussion.