Community Commenting Guidelines

5280 encourages its readers to participate in robust and civil discussion regarding the content of our online articles and the general topics they address. In using our website as a platform of discussion and debate, we require and encourage that each participant adhere to our community guidelines. These guidelines will help keep lines of communication and debate constructive and open now and in the future.

5280 reserves the right to moderate and remove comments that are not consistent with our community guidelines in order to keep our website a free and safe place for our online community. 5280 will not edit comments but rather will accept or reject comments in their entirety.

If you have a complaint or feel that your comment has been wrongfully removed, please contact [email protected]. 


Do not use lewd, inappropriate, or overly offensive language.

Do not attack, harass, or threaten other users.

Do not use hate speech.

Do not impersonate other people. Do not reveal personal information, such as phone number or workplace, about yourself or others through our website.

Do not promote commercial material, advertise, or publish spam or spamlike content in our comment threads.

Do not misrepresent the 5280 brand or aggressively criticize our writers. While we expect and accept criticism, we will not allow personal attacks on our writers or staff.

Do respect others.

Do engage in coherent, intelligent and articulate conversation and debate.

Do keep the conversation relevant and on topic.