Comment policy and guidelines

Our goal in providing you the ability to comment on individual stories is to increase viewpoints and thus understanding of various topics. We ask only that you are thoughtful about what you write. We don’t edit posts, but do reserve the right to delete comments that violate our guidelines. The rules are simple:

Feedback comments are limited to 2,000 characters, or about 300 words.

By posting a comment in an article, you are consenting to its display on the site and for related online and offline promotional uses.

Once you register, please let us know how it goes. You can e-mail : comments@tampabay.com.