COMMENT POLICY AND GENERAL GUIDELINES ***

# 1.   This website is owned by its editor John Scott Montecristo. Lasha Darkmoon has no control or influence over editorial decisions. She is not responsible for the selection of articles, so she should not be sent unsolicited material for her consideration.

# 2.   This website is no longer able to read or publish unsolicited material of ANY kind. This is not a reflection on the quality of submissions, which is often of a high standard, but is due largely to our own resource limitations and lack of time. The only unsolicited material we publish are occasional  relevant comments by our regular readers in the Comments section. Otherwise, for legal and other reasons, the only articles we publish are the ones we come across ourselves on the internet first.

# 3.  This website has been advised by Lasha Darkmoon to stop accepting donations. Anyone who values the work we do is urged to send their donations to a suitable children’s charity, preferably to a charity for crippled children in Occupied Palestine. 

# 4.   This is largely an unmonitored site. We have no time to read, edit, or agonize over every comment posted. Darkmoon regards itself as a “free speech zone”. You are free to say anything you want in any way you want. And we are free to delete your comment or ban you from posting if we happen to see your comment and think you are taking advantage of our hospitality. It’s as simple as that. 

# 5.  Please use ONE user name. The use of  several different names  or sock puppets is not allowed. Nor is it permissible to advertise your own website by constantly posting links to it in our Comments section. 

# 6.   Comments are sometimes lost in posting.  If this happens to you, be patient. We are not responsible for these technical hitches. If you lose a comment, try posting it again. 

# 7.   Monitored comments. If you are a regular commenter and your comment suddenly goes for monitoring, don’t worry about this. This doesn’t mean you have done something wrong. Mostly this happens for purely technical reasons, e.g., you may have used  too many links in your post; three links is the maximum. Or maybe you mistyped your email address. In addition, some commenters are on permanent monitoring even though they have not been placed there by us; this again is beyond our control and may have something to do with the browser you are using, the country you are posting from, or the way your computer has been set up. Maybe it needs updating. Having your comments monitored is no hardship, given that most sites nowadays monitor ALL their comments.  

# 8.  LINKS.  Comments which contain too many links or defective links (which can damage our website) will be deleted at once without explanation. Three links maximum per post are allowed without monitoring. Please avoid posting long lists of links and links to off-topic videos. These are seen as irritating distractions. 

# 9.  Please do NOT copypaste lengthy texts onto this site, including entire articles from other sites. . Give the link to the article instead, if necessary prefacing the link by a short informative quote.  Avoid copying interminable lists. Any attempt to derail discussion by introducing a new topic even on a back thread, to the detriment of the topic being currently discussed, is not advised. If you have nothing relevant to say about the subject under discussion, please be kind enough to refrain from commenting.  

# 10.  WRITERS PUBLISHED HERE. Feel free to find fault with the writers we publish and offer constructive criticism of their work, but please refrain from vilifying them with crude, offensive, and defamatory language. *** CHARACTER ASSASSINATION OF PUBLISHED WRITERS IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. ***

Commenters are free to abuse and insult other commenters if they wish, within reason, but for legal reasons they must not apply the same level of invective to the writers we publish. Treat our writers with the same degree of respect you would like for yourself. If you can’t do that, keep silent; or go to some other website where scurrility, scatology, and mean-spirited character assassination are standard practice. 

# 11.  RACIST TERMS like “nigger”, “nigra”, “groid”, “coon”, “baboon”,  “wog”, “raghead”,  “kike” and “yid” should be avoided at all times. Apart from the fact that such gutter language lowers the tone of our website and gives it a bad name, we object to the use of such vulgar terminology on humanitarian and philosophical grounds.   

Posters who resort to 4-letter-word obscenities, ribald sex talk, and foul abuse will be given a warning and then invited to leave. So will hotheads and agents provocateurs guilty of incitement to violence and genocide. Please refrain from all inflammatory talk about “the extermination of the Jews.” Freedom of speech is fine, but there are limits to free speech. Please err on the side of caution, and say nothing you would regret later if you found yourself in a court of law.

# 12.  All anti-Christian comments disrespecting the person of Jesus Christ and mocking the New Testament will be regarded as an attack on the cherished values of our Christian ancestors. All such comments will be deleted at once. If you you happen to be a Satanist, pedophile,  potential serial killer, or aficionado of sexual perversion in general , please stay away from our site. Find some other online forum that caters to your degenerate tastes and leave us in peace at the Darkmoon site.  If this is “censorship”, so be it. 

# 13.  This website accepts no responsibility for the views expressed by any of its article writers, with the single exception of Lasha Darkmoon. Though we tend to agree with the broad assumptions of most of the writers we publish, we occasionally publish articles we disagree with strongly. Such articles are published to stimulate discussion and in the interests of free speech, NOT because we approve of them.

# 14. COMMENTS.   Lasha Darkmoon would like to add: “Please do not judge our website by its commentariat. Comments here are largely unmonitored, but even the ones we have read and approved for publication can hardly be said to represent our own viewpoint.  At least 10 percent of our commenters are mentally unhinged, with severe personality disorders, and another 20 per cent are psychoneurotic borderline cases.  If we allow these sociopaths  to hold forth on our site and give free rein to their lurid fantasies, it’s because they reflect the new reality, in which mental instability and mass neurosis are rapidly replacing sanity and decency as the new norm.”  

# 15.  Sources. We make use of both alternative media sources and mainstream sources. If our commenters object to the stories we publish or the sources we choose, they are welcome to say so. But if they continue to find fault with our choice of stories and attempt to lecture us on what to publish and what not to publish, we will invite them politely to seek out another website more congenial to their tastes. 

— John Scott Montecristo, Editor