Our Rules

This blog simply is intended to be a two-way conversation between College Station residents and their government officials.  We hope it allows us to get to know one another a little better in the process, while having genuine and transparent exchanges of ideas.

Some quick rules for City of College Station blogs:

  • To comment on any of our blog posts, you must register with your real name and a legitimate e-mail address. Anonymous postings are prohibited.  Commenters are required to use their full names and may be contacted to verify their authenticity.  It’s not about invading your privacy; it’s about respect and credibility.  We can’t afford you either of those if you don’t present yourself in authentic fashion.  It would be like agreeing to a face-to-face conversation, but we’re the only one wearing a blindfold: It’s no way to build a relationship.  If this is too much to ask, then we encourage you to express your thoughts in other online venues.  We do hope you’ll be part of this, though.
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  • Your comments must remain on the posted topic. Off-topic comments will not be posted.
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  • Be courteous. The use of vulgar, offensive, threatening or harassing language is prohibited.
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  • Your comment may not be posted immediately. To ensure the terms expressed in Rule 1, it might take us a little time to review and publish your comment.  But we’ll get to it as quickly as possible.
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  • Questions from the news media will not be posted. Media members should direct their questions to the Public Communications Department.
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  • No campaigning. Comments promoting or opposing any person campaigning for election to a political office or promoting or opposing any ballot proposition are prohibited.
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  • No promotions. The promotion or advertisement of a business or commercial transaction is prohibited.
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  • Requesting information. Communications made through social media platforms will in no way constitute a legal or official notice or comment to the City of College Station or any official or employee of the city for any purpose.  For example, a post or comment that asks that the city provide public records will not be considered a public records request until being sent through the proper channels.
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  • Efficiencies. In the case of identical or similar posts, we will use the first submission.
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  • Sensitive information. For the protection of privacy, comments that include personal information, such as Social Security numbers, phone numbers and e-mail addresses are prohibited.

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