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Community Discussion Rules

The following text serves as the official discussion policy for users of NPR.org's social networking tools. All participants in NPR.org social networking features, story/blog commenting, and other forums are required to follow these rules, in addition to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for NPR.org. Every website has its own rules, and these ar...

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Why was my comment deleted?

Comments are deleted if they violate NPR's Community Discussion Rules or Terms of Use. If you believe that a comment you posted may have been removed in error, you may email NPR to request a review of your comment removal. Please do not post any questions, comments or concerns about comment moderation in a discussion thread. That may cause your c...

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Do I have to register if I want to post a comment?

Yes. Registration allows you to create a personal profile and participate in discussion threads on NPR.org. You don’t need to register or sign in to read the discussions; however, you will need an account if you want to post comments or vote on comments. You can register here.

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How do I unsubscribe from NPR newsletters?

You can find an unsubscribe link at the bottom of any NPR newsletter email.

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How do I change the email address for my newsletter subscriptions?

NPR newsletters are sent to the email address registered to your NPR.org account. If you need to update the email address for your account, sign in and go to your profile page.

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How do I unsubscribe from the NPR News feed on Facebook?

To unsubscribe from the NPR News feed, sign in to your Facebook account. Click the "Unlike" button on the NPR Facebook page.

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How do third-party sign in options work on NPR.org?

The first time you sign in at NPR.org using Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus, basic information such as your name and email address will be automatically saved to NPR databases. If your selected third-party sign in does not provide your email address, you will need to enter and verify your email address to complete registration. Once you have...

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Will comments I post to NPR.org appear in search engines?

No. NPR does not currently index comments or profiles, meaning they will not come up when you use a search engine. This does not mean that your comments won't be visible. Your profile and any comments you post are public and available for everyone to see on our website.

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Will my the email address for my NPR profile be visible to anyone else?

No. Only your full name or display name will be visible to others. However, if you do not enter a display name for your profile, your display name will default to the portion of your email address before the @ symbol. To prevent this from happening, simply select and save a display name for your profile.

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Do I have to use my real name when I post a comment?

No. You are not required to enter your name when registering for an account. However, if you do enter your name, that is what will be displayed when you make a comment. If you prefer to post comments using your display name instead of your real name, leave the first and last name fields blank on your profile page. You can easily edit your profile...

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