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Scat! Guidelines

Scat! means a lot of things. Foremost, it means the Conservation Northwest blog.

Questions? Chase Gunnell 206-675-9747 Ext. 209

Welcome to Scat!, Conservation Northwest's online conversation about our work for wildlife, wild places, and communities. Like most good conversations, we aim to keep it stimulating and civil. Conservation Northwest is well-known for its ability to bring together diverse folks for collaborative work and constructive discussions. We think smart, lively exchange of ideas is possible with a few simple guidelines, and here they are. These common sense rules apply to blogger and commenter alike.

  • Nothing that would offend most reasonable people
  • No personal attacks, harassment, or threats
  • No bigotry or profanity
  • No advocating violence or immoral/illegal conduct
  • No pornography or links thereto
  • No purely or primarily commercial messages
  • No spam
  • We reserve the right to remove any material, offensive or not, from our blog

Comments

We invite readers to write comments about the blog posts and the comments of others. The most effective comments are succinct and related to the discussion at hand. Comments are "moderated," which means yours won't appear immediately after you submit it. A Conservation Northwest staff member will read comments as soon as possible after their posting and then publish them.

Our comment form requires an email address to post a comment. Please note that the email will not be published on the site. We encourage all comment writers to use their real names.

Who is blogging?

Bloggers are here at Conservation Northwest's invitation. While most are staff members, we also invite other stakeholders, experts, friends, and members to add their voice to the discussion. They're free to express their opinions within reason. We don't ask them to be solely and perfectly scientifically objective, but we do ask them to be rational and present factual information to the best of their ability.

While we ask our bloggers to do their best to be factual, if you see something you think is wrong, please say so in a comment. If we discover a serious error, we'll ask the blogger to correct it and note that a correction was made.

Legalese

You are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of posting comments on Scat!  You must not do the following things: send material that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; send material that reveals trade secrets, unless you own them or have the permission of the owner; send material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; send material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity; send a sexually-explicit image; send advertisements or solicitations of business; send chain letters or the like; or impersonate another person.

By submitting information or materials to Scat!, you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content and use of your information or materials by Conservation Northwest will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party. You automatically grant to Conservation Northwest, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display your posts, alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sublicense such through multiple tiers of sublicenses. You retain the right to reuse such information and material.

If you ever think we've failed to live up to these principles or have applied them improperly-say, we've posted a comment you think is in poor taste - please let us know.

Enjoy the blog, thanks for visiting, and please come back often.

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