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Cord Cutters News Code of Conduct

Cutting the cable connection to coax connector illustrating retired people cancelling cable TV serviceCord Cutters News wants to be a family-friendly website that is safe to view at home or at work. So we have a few basic rules of behavior for when using our social media and comments section.

To help keep the community family-friendly and focused on cord cutting we have a code of conduct for our site, forums, social, media, and any and all properties Cord Cutters News, LLC owns.

The following are CCN’s comments section Code of Conduct:

#1 Be polite: Please be polite when you comment. Disagreements will happen in cord cutting, because there are so many services and different points of view. That is the great thing about cord cutting. Unlike cable, no one is here to say this is your only way to watch TV. We will not tolerate personal attacks or rudeness.

#2 No promotion of piracy: If it’s not legal, we don’t want it here. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is…

#3 No selling accounts or physical goods: We do not allow the comments to be used as a marketplace. If you would like to sell a streaming player, we recommend eBay or Amazon.

#4 Please stay on topic: Comments that have nothing to do with the post are subject to removal.

#5 No Spam: Promoting a service you own or anything we may see as a spam may be removed for any reason.

Finally, Cord Cutters News reserves the right to remove any comment for any reason.

Our goal is to help as many people as possible become cord cutters. We also want to help current cord cutters get the most from their cord cutting experience. We will always moderate our comments with those goals in mind.

To help keep that in place, Cord Cutters News has recently started to research a new automated comments moderator. This system will automatically scan every comment and help manage the comments to keep everyone following the rules. This system is powerful and should help make sure that this stays a family-friendly website.

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24 Responses to Cord Cutters News Code of Conduct

  1. Cooper McChester November 10, 2017 at 4:42 pm #

    Yes, there are plenty of other sites if you want to troll. This is a information site

  2. lonnie November 10, 2017 at 5:10 pm #

    Really appreciate this site.

    • Spencer Karter November 10, 2017 at 5:57 pm #

      I don’t like the changes. I’ve criticized the changes the few seconds ago. I don’t like Comment Moderation either. It’s Censorship. I felt betrayed! But I still love this website. :'(

      Cord Cutters News is Changing For The Worse, Not For The Better. 🙁

    • Cord Cutters News November 11, 2017 at 9:59 am #

      Thank you for the kind words.

  3. Spencer Karter November 10, 2017 at 5:56 pm #

    Why the changes? SMH! :'(

    I don’t like Comment Moderation, I hate Comment Moderation with a passion and I don’t like the changes. I felt betrayed when you made changes to Cord Cutters News. But I still enjoyed your website. It’s changing for the worse, not for the better.

    • Owl November 10, 2017 at 7:16 pm #

      I agree. I especially dislike it when moderators say something like, “Finally, Cord Cutters News reserves the right to remove any comment for any reason.” This means that if you disagree with the moderator, or they just don’t happen to like what you posted (or you personally) you post might just disappear, even if it doesn’t break any of the other posted rules.

      Also Rule #1 is very subjective, so if the moderator has “favorites” or conversely, people he doesn’t like, that is a rule that can be applied very subjectively and selectively, so the “favorites” get to say whatever they want, and those who disagree see their posts disappear. Doesn’t seem like a very fair system, but maybe it’s not supposed to be.

      • Carl Collie November 11, 2017 at 7:34 am #

        You can always leave, it is their right to run their site how they wish, and the market may punish them or reward them.

    • Unique_Username99 November 10, 2017 at 9:26 pm #

      Well when you have an article like ESPN losing money and some troll brings up “liberal bias is why blah blah blah” You see why moderation is necessary. And that’s just ONE example of many.

      • Carl Collie November 11, 2017 at 7:33 am #

        Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and should be able to make a comment that does not denigrate another poster, just like you just did. You may disagree and that is fine, but you immediately attacked that person. You can make a counter argument if you disagree, but the personal attacks on this site and everywhere honestly have to stop. This kind of comment is exactly what the rules should limit. To those that are saying they want free speech, you have it, start your own site, this site is not run by the government so you have no right to say whatever you wish, if the provider doesn’t like it they can delete your post, it may mean the loss of visitors and effect the bottom line but it is their right.

  4. SpideyRules November 10, 2017 at 6:04 pm #

    ‘Rudeness’ doesn’t have a clear definition. Just FYI

    Unless you post another article explaining what you feel to be ‘rudeness’.

  5. RowMan November 10, 2017 at 7:31 pm #

    Wow. People are complaining about rules on a private forum? No one is stopping them from creating their own un-moderated forum. I don’t mind rules on a private forum. It makes it easier not having to sift through garbage that has nothing to do with the topic. If I don’t like the rules, I just move on. It’s pretty simple.

    • Owl November 10, 2017 at 8:32 pm #

      People aren’t complaining about rules per se, just ambiguous rules that could be selectively enforced.

  6. Garry November 10, 2017 at 7:42 pm #

    I only read this website. I did have it on FACEBOOK, but there were so many hateful argumentative people on there. At least here people are here because they are interested in CORD CUTTING. Luke searches for all the information on the Internet in relation to cord cutting. Saves me a lot of time. I just have to read the Cord Cutter News and I feel informed. Thanks Luke.

    • HeyRadar November 11, 2017 at 8:35 am #

      Ditto. I dropped all the Facebook streaming related groups.

      I want to read news, reviews and help others.

      That works better here.

      • Sam Iamee November 11, 2017 at 9:26 am #

        Facebook is a dumpster fire. I refuse to use it.

    • Cord Cutters News November 11, 2017 at 9:59 am #


      • Spencer Karter November 11, 2017 at 10:17 am #

        Luke, I can’t believe you removed my comments. It’s censorship! I hate comment moderation and this is unacceptable. Please reconsider Luke! In protest of the changes, I’m not posting no more comments until you reconsider. I’m Not Happy! Shame on You! >:(

  7. Barbara R November 10, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

    Thank you, Luke. I didn’t appreciate the insulting political comments, and was sorry to see them on a site like this one. Thank you for all you do.

  8. I4giveSteelers November 10, 2017 at 11:44 pm #

    see ya later….Im for free speech..i know more about cord cutting than this author ever knows…hes a salesman. FYI it is because of piracy that you have a job. give it some respect.

    • Unique_Username99 November 11, 2017 at 5:07 am #

      Bye. Anyone that condones piracy doesn’t belong here. There is ZERO justification for it. If I don’t like the price of a movie ticket am I justified sneaking in the back door? Your morals are disgusting.

  9. HeyRadar November 11, 2017 at 8:31 am #

    I appreciate your site Luke and it’s desire to be professional.

    Keep up the good work!

  10. Hugo “Tony” Ramirez November 12, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    Thanks for cleaning up the comments. I block comments on most other sites but I just unblocked them here.