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We want our blog posts to encourage conversation and engagement amongst all of our readers. To maintain a relevant, thought-provoking and informative space for discussion, we require all commenters, including Genscape bloggers, to adhere to community participation guidelines, and reserve full rights and discretion to remove or otherwise take-down comments, links or posts which do not adhere to these guidelines:

  • Harassing or inappropriate: Hate speech, profanity, obscenity or vulgarity, name calling, personal attacks, taunting, name-calling, defamation to a person or people, or any other remark deemed inappropriate will not be tolerated. Dominating the conversation, discouraging participation by others, threatening or promoting violence, or wishing for harm to befall another person is not acceptable.
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  • Off-Topic:  In an effort to facilitate a useful and informative blog, we ask that comments are relevant and related to the blog topic, within reason.  
  • Privacy:  Comments or links which invade another person’s privacy or proprietary rights are prohibited.  
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Thank you for taking the time to review our community participation guidelines. Our goal is to provide a community that adds value to our readership and we look forward to your participation. If you have questions or comments regarding Genscape’s policy, please contact us at Marketingteam@genscape.com.