Submission Guidelines

paNOW wants you to participate by sending comments, videos, photos, story ideas and feedback.

COMMENTS
Comments will be closed for all stories that are still before the courts.

What is and isn’t acceptable?

  • Please keep your submissions relevant to the topic.
  • When you are writing about legal issues, remember that people are innocent until proven guilty (that may mean using words such as "allegedly")
  • It's acceptable to fairly criticize, it is not acceptable to personally attack someone. 

Things to always avoid

  • Lengthy excerpts from other posts. We want to hear your own opinion.
  • Racist, sexist and offensive language.
  • Personal attacks and defamatory statements.
  • Breaking copyright rules (that includes copying and pasting excerpts from other sites without permission and attribution).
  • Violating someone’s privacy.
  • Threats or suggesting committing a criminal act.
  • Insensitive comments regarding the death or injury of private individuals, especially children.
  • Posting your message in all CAPS (this makes it difficult to read and in online speak is considered yelling).
  • Posting press releases and commercial promotions

Here are some additional notes that may assist you in keeping your comments within the appropriate guidelines

You must not:

Commit any criminal or quasi-criminal offence, including without limitation, any crimes relating to pornography, threats, intimidation, hate, assault, or that is economic in nature;

Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise interfere with or harm the contractual, personality, confidentiality, privacy or publicity, moral, statutory, common law or intellectual property rights of any other person; 

Publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information; 

Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of our computer systems or those of any user;

Delete or alter any author attributions, trade-marks, trade-names, logos, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded or downloaded;

Falsify the origin or source of software, information or other material contained in a file that is uploaded or downloaded;

Advertise, solicit or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward any surveys, contests, or chain letters; 

Download any file posted by another user of a Forum that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner; or engage in any conduct that encourages, conspires, entices or promotes the occurrence of any of the prohibited conduct stipulated herein.

Use threatening, derogatory or insulting language towards other forum users and/or to JPBG as an organisation or to its staff. Repeated bickering with another user may deleted.

Use the forum as a platform to insult or debase JPBG and the spirit of an open, respectful community dialogue. 

Use the forum to specifically advance political views or campaigns through the use of links or hashtags or any other devices. 

Post excessive content, lists, essays; if you can't say it in 100 words it may be entirely deleted or edited.  

Make direct comments regarding our moderators or moderation process as they may be deleted. 

Post links to external sources.

Post cryptic or nonsensical comments as they may be deleted 

How are comments moderated?

Comments to paNOW are pre-moderated. This means that they will be read by a moderator before they are seen by the public and will be removed if they violate our submission guidelines. All published comments are subject to moderation.

What if I see a comment I don’t like?

If you think a comment violates paNOW guidelines, please respond.
If you feel someone has broken the guidelines, email us (info@panow.com) and indicate the problem. We’ll investigate.

How will you use my submissions?

Your submissions may be published on various parts of paNOW, and may even be included in our stories. They may also be used in CKBI radio stories. By submitting your content, you grant us the non-exclusive right to use your content royalty-free.

Photos and Videos

We want your photos and videos that capture breaking news and compelling stories. Local sporting events and community gatherings also make of interesting community content. Material submitted must be created and owned by you, including any music and artwork. Please do not post any sexually explicit content, pornography, hate speech, threats or harassment.