Peruvian Folk Dance Center comment boards are a forum for thoughtful commentary and civil dialogue intended to enlighten your fellow readers with additional insight or counterpoints.

We encourage your thoughtful comments which:

Have a positive and constructive tone

Are on topic, clear and to-the-point

Are respectful toward others and their opinions

All comments are reviewed by moderators before they are posted. Each user may only post two comments and two replies per news article. @replies in parent comments (1st level) will be rejected. Some users submit comments that make a valid argument or statement but violate one or more of our guidelines, and their comments are rejected. To avoid this, please carefully read and follow the guidelines below:

No personal attacks, snarky comments (excessive criticism or sarcasm) or comments meant to solely provoke — meaning comments that are both personal and antagonistic toward individuals and/or groups. Do not call another commenter a derogatory name, tell someone to "get a life," mock someone, or express a desire to hurt a suspect, accuse someone of crimes they have not been convicted of or are under investigation for (drug use, illegal immigration, etc.). Personal attacks against personnel — including comment moderators — will not be tolerated.

No obscenity, vulgarity, profanity, or implied profanity, acronyms that are shorthand for profanities, name-calling, epithets or racial slurs. Occasionally a user will attempt to use symbol swearing (using #*$) in place of profanity. The best comments make an articulate point without using intended or implied crude language.

Overly speculative comments or comments containing information not included in the story are generally rejected, especially in cases of crime or tragedy. If you have information that you feel is critical to a story, please contact the reporter assigned to the story.

Be sensitive in comments about the death or injury of private individuals, especially stories that involve children.

Off topic comments will be rejected. Comments need to tie directly to the attached article. This is especially true on sensitive topics. Complaining about comment policies and moderation of comments is considered off topic and will result in your comment being rejected. Comments and questions regarding comment board procedures can be sent via our contact form here (select "website comments").

Links to outside URLs are discouraged and will delay the posting of your comment. Comments with email addresses, links to personal blogs, websites or Facebook accounts are also discouraged and will generally be rejected. does not endorse the content of external web sites and has no liability as to their content in any event. We reserve the right to remove any external link.

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