Our Comment Policy


Welcome to Viable. The premiere independent news source.

One of the primary goals of this site is to raise the bar on public discourse. And our comment policy favorably reflects that. Our motto is

Raise the bar, and move with heart.

Let’s all try harder to be more respectful and open-minded to new or different ideas. Let’s walk the walk and treat people the way we want others to treat us. At a minimum, we will strictly enforce the following rules.

  • Keep self-promotion to a minimum. We don’t mind if you want to promote your blog or your music. Your self-promotion should only make up 20% of your total post content.
  • Don’t troll-like. It’s a job. Mainly because you are, in fact, not getting paid to troll online. So please, find something better to do. Read a book, or take a walk because we will ban you.
  • Spamming is a one-way ticket to ban-central. It’s super annoying, plus spamming is not effective at the perceived goal. Out of principle, nobody is going to click the link you posted 15 times in a row.

We believe in second chances, so if these rules are broken we will issue a stern warning first. Beware though, if your rule violation is so egregious we will move swiftly to cancel you.

Lastly enjoy yourselves and remember this isn’t a race. Strong arguments regarding the important issues are encouraged. The point here is, presenting a good argument should be reward enough.