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WHY IS THE CHANGE BEING MADE?
Many news websites have switched to using Facebook Comments in an effort to make commenting easier for readers and to make the commenting process more transparent.

WHAT ARE THE COMMENTING RULES?
Our Terms of Service (TOS) for commenting on stories remain the same. We welcome diverse opinions and vigorous discussion. We also want the virtual community of commenting to reflect the same kind of mutual respect we all desire in our real communities. With that in mind, our three ground rules for commenting continue to be:

  • No personal attacks
  • No foul language
  • No off-topic posts

Those comments may be flagged and removed, and repeated violators may lose the privilege of commenting on king5.com stories.

More on our Terms of Service at: http://www.king5.com/terms-and-conditions/terms-of-use

DO I HAVE TO BE ON FACEBOOK TO COMMENT?

Visitors to KING5.com can continue to read stories and watch videos without any kind of sign-in requirement. However, visitors who want to add content onto any website, whether it is uploading a video to YouTube or commenting on a video or story, are always required to register in some way by the host site. Many more people are registered members of Facebook than KING5.com so shifting our comment registration from our own site to Facebook offers the commenting privilege to more users while removing an extra registration step. However, a user does NOT have to have a Facebook account to comment. Users can also log in using an AOL, YAHOO, or HOTMAIL account.

We welcome your feedback on this change to our commenting system. You can post your comments below this story.

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