Updated Dec. 12, 2012
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As of Dec. 12, 2012, GazeboNews no longer allows anonymous comments. Click here for a story explaining why we’ve switched to a real-names-only policy. You must include your real name when commenting on all GazeboNews stories.
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Here is the GazeboNews comment policy; please note that we also reserve the option to add to this at any time:
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