The Coast loves our readers, and loves our readers' comments. However, thecoast.ca is a private website and we reserve the right to remove any comments we find offensive or slanderous. We strive to maintain an atmosphere of free and open conversation, but inevitably, some comment threads will spiral into negativity and personal attacks. When this happens, we may close the article to further comments. If a commenter repeatedly abuses our comment policy, we may ban their IP/email address. If you have questions about this policy or about about a specific comment on the site, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As much as we try to monitor all comments on the site, we rely on our readers to inform us of any offensive or slanderous comments that are posted. Under every comment on the site, we provide an option for you to report abusive, offensive or slanderous comments. Simply click on "report comment," and a box pops up, where you should describe what's offensive about that comment. Alternately, you can email email@example.com. If you email us, don't forget to let us know what page the post is on, as sometimes it's not obvious.
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