The site's Terms of Usage
offers information about editing of posts.
However, since some people express the argument of "Free Speech" and "Censorship" of their postings, here is a simpler explanation of the actions taken for offensive or improper postings:
IT'S NOT CENSORSHIP. LOOK AT IT THIS WAY:
YOU ARE THE PERSON SUBMITTING A STORY OR COMMENTARY, AND WE ARE THE EDITORS/PRODUCERS OF THE PUBLICATION YOU WISH TO SUBMIT THE STORY TO FOR PUBLICATION.
THEY/WE DETERMINE HOW TO SHOW IT AND WHAT TO DELETE FROM THE CONTENTS ACCORDING TO THE POLICY AND OPINIONS OF THE OWNER AND THE PRODUCERS.
EVERY NEWSPAPER, MAGAZINE AND TV AND RADIO STATION CHOOSES WHAT TO SHOW AND INCLUDE AS ACCEPTABLE CONTENT. THE NEW YORK TIMES DOES NOT RUN THE SAME STORIES AS THE ENQUIRER.
THAT ISN'T CENSORSHIP ... THAT'S "EDITORIAL POLICY."
YOU ARE SUBMITTING AN EDITORIAL, NOT A NEWS DOCUMENT, AND EDITORIALS ARE PERSONAL OPINIONS SUBJECT TO REVIEW AND EDITING OF THEIR CONTENTS. THE REAL TERM IS CALLED "BLUE PENCILING."
ALL EDITORS AND THE MEDIA DO USE THIS OPTION.
Thanks to HFB1217 for this.
last modified: 2007-12-13 09:10:13