Alive Online Do's and Don'ts

We're glad you found us at This is a place where you can offer feedback on Alive stories, interact with Alive staffers, talk about your favorite Columbus bands, restaurants, bars and stores, and engage in spirited and vigorous debate on pop-culture minutiae with other Alive readers. We need your help to be that place. These ground rules are intended to keep things fun around here. Take a moment to read through our do's and don'ts before jumping into commenting on Alive stories and message boards, as they will be enforced along with the Terms of Service.




These guidelines, as well as the Terms of Service, apply to all of the features and content areas of this site, including personal profiles and direct messaging. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to resolve disputes between members to maintain the civility of the community. User-contributed content on our site reflects the views and opinions of those members - not Columbus Alive or its staff.

Moderation Policy:

Contributions, comments and members that are flagged repeatedly by community members as violating these guidelines or the terms of service are automatically removed from public view pending moderation. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to make repeatedly flagged content public again after review. And all content, regardless of flags, is subject to review. Moderators may remove content without notice or explanation. Repeated or egregious violations of these guidelines or the terms of service will result in termination of your account.

If you have any questions about these guidelines, contact the site administrators.