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Community conversation encouraged

Osage County News has a comment system that allows readers to comment on news stories. OCN encourages comments about stories, but all comments must observe common sense rules to maintain a meaningful conversation. The primary rule is pretty simple: Treat others with the same respect you’d want for yourself.

  • Keep it civil and stay on topic.
  • No vulgarity, racial slurs, name-calling, personal attacks or insults. Remember that young people are on this site, too.
  • People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked.
  • Don’t use all capital letters. There’s no need to shout.
  • This isn’t a forum to chat about your personal life.
  • Comments should be your own, not copied from somewhere else.
  • Some ideas – the fate of the earth, abortion, gun control, the nature of God – aren’t going to be resolved in a reader forum, so there is no need to get frustrated if others don’t see your point of view.
  • Stick to writing about the stories. Be civil, be kind, and enlighten your neighbors.

We’ll keep moderating posts to try to ensure everyone meets those standards.

If you have questions about why a comment was or was not blocked, email us at and let us know your username and where you posted or saw the comment.

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