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Engaging in a healthy dialogue can be enlightening and help to expand one’s understanding of issues and one’s world around them. it is our intent to provide a public forum for our readers to do so. However, we do have rules to follow. They are for the betterment of the interchange of thoughts, ideas and concepts.

Therefore, Qnotes offers readers the ability to post comments on some portions of our online material and other forms of online conversation among readers and users of our website. The comment threads at are open to site users who agree to these terms. Views and opinions written by readers in these comment threads do not necessarily represent the thoughts, opinions or official positions of Qnotes, Pride Publishing & Typesetting or any of its staff, freelancers or other contractors.

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  1. All comments do not have to go through an approval process to be posted, however they will be moderated for content.
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