Comments policy

The Sunflower State Journal is committed to open discussion and debate about the issues of today in Kansas politics. However, civil discourse is paramount, which is why the following comment policy is in place. We welcome public comments on the issues of the day. We want to see input from a diverse group of readers. However, we want to guard against attacks against individuals, including comments about race, gender, sexual orientation or religion. Consider these rules when commenting:

  • No profanity or obscene language.
  • No personal attacks.
  • No language that could be that be interpreted as threatening or emotionally abusive.
  • No threats of physical violence.
  • Do not post false information.
  • Do not post potentially libelous information.
  • Do not impersonate someone else with an anonymous, unverifiable or ambiguous ID.
  • Do not repost the same comment multiple times.
  • No spam or commercial advertising, including advertising, marketing or promotional messages.
  • Stay on topic.

Comments that do not adhere to this policy will promptly be deleted. Sunflower State Journal also bans trolls, those Internet users who start fights by posting inflammatory or off-topic messages online. Cyberstalkers – anyone using the Internet to stalk or harass an individual, group or organization – will be banned from the site. Anyone posting false or potentially libelous information will be banned as well.

Anyone with concerns that these policies are being violated should contact the administrator at These are inherently subjective decisions. But the rules are intended to protect the quality of the website for our readers.

This is not censorship. There are plenty of other relatively open forums out there to express your thoughts, including Facebook and Twitter.  We appreciate everyone complying with our rules when commenting on our stories.