Canby Now gives users wide discretion in what they say and how they say it. Basically, we don’t like being the comment police, and we find that it’s generally not needed here. However, we do have a few basic guidelines that we hope will help foster thoughtful discussion of local issues and happenings.

Failure to follow these guidelines may result in your comment being deleted or your account being banned, with or without warning. If you encounter a comment or a user whom you believe is abusing these guidelines, please report it immediately.

Stay On Topic

Canby Now is a place for discussing the things that matter in our community. Comments that are not related to the article or issue being discussed will be removed.

No Self-promotion

A discussion or comment that contains only a link to your blog, a product, or your article on another site will almost always be removed.

Choose Your (Curse) Words Wisely

Comments that contain profanity are automatically held for moderator review before being posted. Depending on the context of the comment, it may be removed. Profanity used to insult, antagonize, or inflame will always be removed.

Don’t Be a Jerk

Personal attacks and harassment will not be tolerated. Sexist, racist, misogynist, homophobic, and broad, offensive generalizations about groups of people are simply not allowed. Comments or discussions written intentionally to provoke will also be removed.

Don’t Copy and Paste

If you didn’t write it, or haven’t properly cited the article you’re quoting, don’t post it.