Website Policy and Submissions
# 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 articles 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 Palestinian charity.
# 4. Darkmoon regards itself as a “free speech zone”. You are free to say anything you want. And we are free to delete your comment or ban you if you go too far. It’s as simple as that.
# 5. Please use ONE user name. The use of several different names or sock puppets is not allowed.
# 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 three or more links in your same post.
# 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 to articles and off-topic videos. These are seen as irrelevant distractions at the best, if not a form of covert advertising.
# 9. LONG COMMENTS consisting of copy-pasted material from the internet (entire articles, short stories, poems etc.) will be regarded as disruptive distractions. If you wish to draw attention to an article, post the link; no need to paste several thousand words onto our site.
# 10. Defamatory comments and malicious lies about people in the public eye are not allowed for legal reasons. Disrespect, slander and personal attacks on the writers we publish will result in your comment being deleted.
# 11 . Racist terms like “nigger”, “wog”, “kike”, “yid”, and “raghead” should be avoided. Such vulgar talk lowers the tone on our website and gives it a bad name. 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 we don’t want our website to be shut down.
General Disclaimer Regarding Articles
# 12. 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.
# 13. 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.
# 14. Finally, all the articles we publish are published in good faith, in the sincere belief that they are true, accurate and authentic. If we slip up occasionally and publish a story with false information, we will not hesitate to apologize and issue a correction.
— John Scott Montecristo, Editor