CW Watch is a commentary about a variety of issues that impact the community of Camas Washougal; from political races to community concerns. It is also a vehicle to share news, events and community updates, reveal government abuses of power or abuses of tax payers money. To hold elected officials accountable to the tax payers. To encourage business growth and development.
Feel free to add your opinion, but keep it focused on the issue, not the person who expressed their opinions. It has been our goal since the beginning of this blog to allow the reader the ability to express their opinion regarding issues of concern and enter into discussion about community issues in Camas and Washougal.
We will continue to uphold this; unfortunately, a few people lower themselves to personal attacks, personal threats, stalking or like to play guessing games as to authorship of writers and readers. We will take editorial privilege on a case by case basis.
· Write about the issue. Not the writer. Keep the subject matter relevant to the post
· Attacking people using name calling, rumormongoring, gutter sniping may be edited. Calling someone a “pinhead” is very different than calling someone an “a##hole”. Use discretion when selecting your words. We also encourage the use of a dictionary and Thesaurus.
· Vulgarities, and cursing is not allowed.
Here is how you can prevent your post from being rejected or edited:
- Don’t use personal attacks toward the moderators “When you resort to attacking the messenger and not the message, you have lost the debate.” – Addison Whithecomb
- Don’t make threats to anyone
- Unsubstantiated accusations about article writers may be rejected (example: a certain male political candidate was accused of inappropriate fidelity actions – without substantiation – the post was never published.
Don’t like the rules? Go somewhere else.
A note from the moderators:
Some of your comments may get thrown into the moderation queue (filter process) even though your comment contains no derogatory language.
We do maintain key words that trigger automatic moderation and certain people who consistently ignore our rules automatically get thrown into moderation as well.
We apologize to legitimate commentators who get thrown into the queue for no apparent reason.
We review the blog so if your comment gets thrown into moderation, please be patience, we will review if for any offensive language and release it for publication ASAP.
There is no need to repost it or post an inquiry about it on the blog.
Remember, if your post is not relevant to the original subject of the Post, it may be edited, moved, or deleted. If you post a duplicate, one will be deleted.
Blog Etiquette For Dummies:
Following these simple guidelines will keep your written comments away from the censors’ keyboard.
Instead of: “You are an idiot” use: “Your statement was inaccurate and here is why……..”
Instead of: “ you are stupid” use: “ you’re a pinhead because _____________”
Instead of: “You are narrow minded” use: “your comment was narrow minded. Here is why…”
“I disagree with your comment, here is why…..”
“Why do you have to be so mean” don’t write trite statements like that. Who cares?
“Who are you” No one cares. Stop asking.
Don’t give other writers advice unless they ask for it. – We don’t want to read it.
Don’t psychoanalyze other writers. We don’t care about your analysis.
Politicians are public figures – their actions are public. It’s acceptable to attack their behavior, their track record, anything that pertains to their elected job. We don’t care who is sleeping with whom, if a politician is gay, or straight. Can/do they do their job? Are they a drunk, drug addict? – back it up if you make a statement as such.
Now we might care if they make their personal lifestyle a political agenda. Ex: a fat councilwoman runs for congress because she wants to champion special rights for fat people. – Personal lifestyle would be on the table for discussion.
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.” -Joseph Joubert
“Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.” – Hubert H. Humphrey