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To the Loudoun community, we appreciate your continued support and readership. As we always have, we welcome a vast array of feedback, insight and commentary. Our editorial pages, community views and letters to the editor demonstrate this point week after week.

But we'd like to issue a reminder: We will not tolerate vulgar comments or attacks and vitriol toward another commenter or story subject at LoudounTimes.com. Our comment forum is meant as a place for engagement, a haven for the free-flow of thoughts and ideas. It is not a place to attack others. If we see vulgar, aggressive or ad hominem attacks on another person, those comments will be removed.

Repeated violations of our standards will lead to an indefinite ban of that user. We encourage the community to police itself. If you see something that you believe goes against our standards and guidelines, your “reporting” it will ensure we see the comment. We will review and take appropriate action, if necessary. Anyone with questions on commenting can email LTMeditor@loudountimes.com.

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Thanks as always for your support,

Trevor Baratko

Editor-in-Chief

LoudounTimes.com

tbaratko@loudountimes.com

(5) comments

ace10

This policy is racist. Like everything else, apparently.

amerigirl

You're just complaining because you have such a hard time not making comments (like that one) without calling people names. This is your stress test.

Loudoun1965

If you limited the comments to one per article per person and eliminated the "Guest" feature, you'd solve the majority of the problems.

amerigirl

People have more than 1 interest, but the guest thing is too weird. Sometimes Guest is fighting back and forth from one guest to another. Makes you think of Dissociative identity disorder.

amerigirl

Thank You!

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