Comments - Ground Rules

I encourage you to share your thoughts on the topics discussed on this internal blog. I and my staff have developed these ground rules to help promote a collegial forum where staff and official visitors are comfortable expressing their views.

Comments are moderated

All comments will be reviewed and not all comments will be posted, so you may notice a delay between when you submit a comment and when you receive a private response or your comment is posted on the site.

Your comment may be edited, in which case we will clearly indicate that.

Operational issues will be forwarded to the appropriate office for an offline response.

Comments that do not meet the ground rules or that we consider too far off topic will not be posted, in which case we will notify you.

Comments are not anonymous

Please be aware that you are responsible for the content of your comments. This internal blog is visible to all staff and official visitors, across all of UCAR and NCAR, and its content should not be shared externally. Given the nature of electronic communication, we cannot guarantee that other users will not share its content beyond our organization. Therefore, please exercise the same discretion you would use on a more public forum.

Policies and reminders

Please be familiar with and follow all relevant UCAR policies, and in particular:

  • Do not infringe upon any right of privacy, copyright or any other proprietary right held by another person;
  • Do not submit content that is abusive toward others or constitutes a personal attack;
  • Do not submit content that is false or inaccurate;
  • Do not attempt to impersonate another user or individual;
  • Do not submit content that is obscene, pornographic, or that would violate any law or the rights of others;
  • Be professional; do not engage in discrimination or unlawful harassment; and
  • Do not submit comments for purposes of advertising or advocating political or religious points of view.

Thank you for taking the time to become familiar with these ground rules. If they are modified in future, we will post an announcement in Staff Notes Daily.

Questions about these ground rules? Please contact

We look forward to your comments!