Comment Moderation Policy

At Rappler, our goal is to inspire smart conversations and ignite a thirst for change.

We value intelligent, issue-based conversations because we believe it is a critical next step towards change.

We encourage you to use the comments section to voice your thoughts about our stories. We ask that you keep a level head and an open mind as you discuss the complexities of issues.

These guidelines will help ensure the quality of these conversations.

OUR MODERATION SYSTEM

The comments system on Rappler.com is moderated in part by a team of community managers and by moderating tools. If your comment does not appear immediately then it may have been flagged by the system. In which case we ask that you be patient, approval times may differ depending on time of day, but we’ll get to your comments as soon as possible.

THE BOTTOM LINE

We are creating an environment where people can have intelligent, issue-based, respectful, engaging and fun conversations. While the Internet allows for free expression, we will also ensure that conversations are civil and respectful so that intelligent and thoughtful conversations rule. Rappler Moderators reserve the right to delete comments that take away from this experience and they have the final say. Repeat offenders run the risk of losing their commenting privileges for good. If you have any other questions about Rappler you may email desk@rappler.com. Also check out our Site Use Policy. - Rappler.com