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  7. A half-dozen comments on any single post is almost always unnecessary. Influence a discussion by the quality of your thinking, not by the quantity of comments.

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  10. Short comments that don’t add anything to the discussion (for example, “Blecch” or “This sucks”) will be deleted. Also beware the word “meh”; we know you can do better than that.

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  12. Spelling and grammar count. Numerous egregious spelling/grammatical errors will result in deletion of comment.

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  14. If you are recommending or discussing something, disclose any relationship you may have to the artist, film project or company. This includes friends, family, co-workers, employers, etc.

  15. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments at our sole discretion.

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