When TR Emeritus (TRE) was revived in 2011, it was our intention to offer the website as a platform where fellow Singaporeans can share information and have healthy discourses over policies that affect our daily lives.
Contrary to popular belief, TRE was never intended to be a no holds barred anti-government or anti-PAP website. TRE has no political affiliation, but we are sympathetic towards the opposition cause considering the apparent bias of the local MSM against alternative political parties.
Our stance have remain unchanged over the years.
Vulgarities and Personal Attacks
Per our AUP and TOS, TRE specifically do not allow vulgarities and personal attacks in comments, although we do try to be flexible at times (on vulgarities) to add ‘color’ to a comment, if it is warranted.
It has been brought to our attention that lately, there have been some ‘new visitors’ who often submit comments filled with vulgarities and resort to personal attacks on the contributors and/or other commentators.
Since moderators are mostly inexperienced part-timers helping in their spare time, some nasty/unwarranted comments were inadvertently allowed to pass through.
We wish to stress that TRE do not condone such comments and even if these comments were allowed to pass through at first moderation, it would be deleted eventually by an editor during daily comments re-check.
These comments are also brought to our attention by our regular readers and contributors who help TRE check for unwarranted contents or comments.
As a rule of thumb, anything that is against social norms, offensive and illegal are not allowed on TRE and will be deleted without fail.
Advise to ‘new visitors’
Please respect the contributors and fellow commentators and adhere to our AUP and TOS.
Feel free to attack the points raised and rebut an argument if you must, but without the vulgarities and personal attacks. Attached below are TRE’s general guidelines on comments.
Guidelines for comments
All comments posted on TRE are subject to moderation regardless of who the commentators are.
1.Any comment containing mainly vulgarity and/or is abusive will not be approved.
2.Any comment that is potentially defamatory will not be approved.
3.Any comment that is deemed to be harassing or bullying in nature will be not approved.
4.Please leave your comment to the relevant article instead of copying and pasting the same comment in multiple articles. Comments seen to be spamming will be removed entirely.
5.Please avoid using all or mostly Upper Case (CAPITAL LETTERS) when writing your comment. It makes reading difficult and will reduce readership to your comment. Such comments will not be approved for sanity sake.
6.Comments from nicks / monikers that are rude, vulgar and abusive will not be approved.
TRE is manned by volunteers who need to sleep, eat, work, and have family / hobby time like you. We endeavor to clear comments in a timely fashion, relying on moderators from different time zones to keep commentaries running.
Please understand that your comments may sometimes take several hours to appear. There is no need to re-send or send disparaging comments to our moderators or editors. This adds to moderators’ workload and slow down the process of vetting comments.
Visitors to TRE are not ‘invisible’
Although TRE do not log your particulars (IP addresses, etc) during your visit to our website, you are still not ‘invisible’ as you would still have to use a local ISP to access the internet and that connection is logged and not secured. You can still be traced if the authorities have grounds to do so.
Even if you use a VPN, you can still be traced as most VPN providers keep server logs and will cooperate with authorities, in accordance with applicable laws. There are very few VPN providers that do not log a user’s particulars like Trust.Zone, so it is better to be safe than sorry.
Please help us keep TRE ‘clean’ so that those who wish to use our platform can do so in a sanitized environment. We trust that our readers are all educated and responsible netizens.
Feedback or complains on TRE’s contents or comments can be addressed to “abuse” via our online webform.
Thank you for your cooperation and continued support.
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