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Comments now available on The Beagle

January 1st sees the first of The Beagle's New Years resolutions in place. For the past eight weeks since the Beagle launched on November 1st, 2016 it has been a bit one sided. Over 800 articles have already been published; media releases, publicity pieces, community promotions, book reviews, arts news, food reviews, opinion pieces, letters to the editor and commentary. While those on Facebook have been able to make comments of any articles shared on the Beagle Facebook page those without a social media account have been left out in the cold other than via a letter to the editor. The NEW comment section at the bottom of SELECTED posts has been added to encourage community discussion and to also provide an avenue for Council and Councillors to add perspective and clarity to the issues being discussed. HOWEVER to make comment to an article it is required that you must do so with a Log-in to one of your existing accounts such as email or Facebook or simply register with Disqus. This login will confirm your identity, and will hopefully prevent your name being used by another user. Most sites require verification to comment and to help prevent spamming. You can register and learn more here. Please note that comments are moderated before publishing and The Beagle editor's decision to publish or not, with or without editing to ensure your response meets publishing guidelines, will be final. And civility is required at all times as we all expect. The Disqus comment portal and opportunity for comment is being trialed. Feedback on any issues would be appreciated

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COMMENTS : Due to the risks associated with comments from unidentified contributors that expose The Beagle to possible legal actions under the NSW Defamation Act 2005 No 77 anonymous or Nom de Plume comments will not be available unless the author is known to the editor by way of a verified email address or by association.

Others who provide their REAL NAME (first name AND Surname) and a verifiable email address (it won't be published) are invited to comment below. (yes it is a pain but please comply - it would be a  shame to see your comment deleted)

Those contributors KNOWN to us and verified may continue to use their First Name or Nom de plume for ease. The primary need for all of this is due to traceability should a legal action arise.

If you need anonymity email us via our normal or encrypted email accounts

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