We welcome and embrace the community that has developed on beefmagazine.com and we want it to be a positive experience for the entire BEEF readership. While you’re with us, we hope you follow the guidelines for our BEEF reader forum.

1. Be respectful and polite, even if you disagree with another post. Excessive, foul or profane language, bullying, defamatory, derogatory or otherwise inappropriate comments will not be allowed. We also reserve the right to remove comments that are threatening, promote violence, promote discrimination (whether based on sex, religion, race, ethnicity, nationality, disability or age), or any other content that is considered objectionable. For more details, see the Penton Media, Inc. Acceptable Use Policy

2. Stay on topic. Keep the conversation relative to the discussion and contribute to the direction of the dialogue. We reserve the right to moderate comments that are off-topic or out of context.

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4.Be truthful and open. Though our website does allow comments to be posted anonymously, we would appreciate if you could post using your name or some sort of identification. Disclose all affiliations or relations necessary so that postings are not misleading or deceptive. By sharing information about ourselves, or by at least not posting hurtful comments as anonymous, we are helping our community and knowledge to grow.

Finally, we don’t edit user content, but this is a moderated website, meaning that BEEF staff retains the discretion to determine which comments will be posted and which will not. This also means that all comments are reviewed before posting and while we recognize the web is 24/7, unfortunately, we are not able to constantly moderate the BEEF website. Please be patient and your comment will appear when it has been reviewed. If you post twice, we will remove the duplicate.