Thanks for your comments. We greatly appreciate them. Below is our new comment policy updated August 24, 2020.
* “Please” or “thanks” is required for a reply.
* No profanity, rudeness, personal attacks, or bullying.
* No links.
* No UPPER CASE text.
* Do not advertise.
* Use a real first name.
* Comments that do not comply will be deleted.
* Beat of Hawaii has no relationship with our commentors.
Thank you for the tens of thousands of comments and counting, which have created a rich tapestry of ideas and information.
We find ourselves in an increasingly challenging and passionate environment here in Hawaii. One that we would have never anticipated frankly.
Beat of Hawaii does not agree with all of the comments but we don’t want to slant approval of comments to those that share our views either. There is considerable value in hosting comments which express different points of view, and we hear that from readers on a regular basis.
We have removed “no politics” from our comment guidelines because the current environment has a significant political component that appears unavoidable.
Concurrently we have added no bullying, no UPPER CASE text, and no links to other websites. We remain committed to not publishing profanity and personal attacks.
We do not have any relationship with visitors who leave comments. As long as comments comply with the rules in effect, they will be published.
Comments that not comply will hereafter be deleted. No exceptions.
Thanks for your understanding and help.
Aloha and Mahalo from Rob and Jeff.