Here at 100 Days in Appalachia, everyone is welcome at our table – and in our comments section on our social media pages. But we want to keep our comments civil and free of language meant to harass, target or incite violence against particular groups. The following guidelines will help us all ensure the comments section stays a place for engagement, civil discussion and insightful conversations.

When you join the conversation and comment on our social media pages or posts, you’re agreeing to abide by the following guidelines, as well as the platforms’ terms and conditions.

Things that are generally appropriate for our comment sections:

  • Discussion about topics presented in our reporting 
  • Tagging your friends to join in on the discussion (the more, the merrier!) 
  • Questions/feedback about our reporting 
  • Suggestions to improve future reporting (if you see a problem in an article or social media post, let us know!)
  • Information about something happening in your community that may be helpful for future reporting initiatives

Things that are not permitted in our comment sections:

  • Vulgar language 
  • Mis- or disinformation 
  • Inciting or encouraging violence 
  • Promotions, advertisements or spam 
  • Hateful or discriminatory comments regarding race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or political beliefs 
  • Attacks on specific groups or individuals, including any comments meant to harass, threaten, or abuse that group or individual 
  • Any additional language deemed inappropriate by the 100 Days in Appalachia editorial team

Comments that violate these terms will result in removal from the page, and users who comment posts meant to harass or attack specific groups will result in the user being banned from our social media pages and website.

If you see something that violates our policy:

Shoot us a DM or email us at [email protected] to let us know. Sometimes comments slip through the cracks and we don’t see them in time! 

You can also report the comment or the user directly to the social media platform if you feel their comment(s) violates the platform’s terms and conditions.

Have a question?

Email us at [email protected]. Follow our social media pages – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – and join the conversation! Thank you in advance for reviewing this page, and we’ll see you online.