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Marisa Demarco, editor in chief
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New Mexico Compass Comment Policy
Our comment policy is straightforward. We ask that people use respectful language and stay on topic.
We reserve the right at any time to delete, block or otherwise moderate comments and users who violate these standards of decorum.
Here are answers to a few other, more specific questions:
1. What kind of comments and reviews are you looking for?
We welcome thoughtful remarks and insights relevant to the article or page they are posted to.
Personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence and spam will not be tolerated.
2. Do you edit comments?
No. Comments are either approved or rejected.
If we choose to include all or a portion of your comment in a published article or blog post, we may take the step of fixing spelling, grammar or punctuation.
3. How long does it take for a comment to post?
Comments can take up to 24 or 48 hours to post. In general, we try to make it faster, but this may not be possible when there is a high volume of comments at the same time.
4. I found an inappropriate comment, what should I do?
We ask that you use the “flagging” feature to let us know, particularly if there is abusive language.
You can also get in touch with us directly via the addresses above.
5. Should I use my real name when making a comment?
Yes, we encourage doing this, as it typically helps create more engaging, respectful conversations. However, it is not required, and we do advise against sharing any other personally identifying information, including email address, within the body of your comment.
6. What if I see an error in a blog post or article or there is new information on a breaking story? What is the best way to suggest an addition / correction?
You are welcome to submit a correction request at any time by emailing EIC Marisa Demarco (see above).
Note: credit is due to the New York Times for their Comments & Readers’ Reviews Policy, which we borrowed some language from, and used as a reference while crafting our own policy.