Open for Questions: Terms of Participation

Open for Questions
Terms of Participation
March 24 - 26, 2009

We invite you to participate in Open for Questions.  During this special event, participants of all ages may post questions to the President about the economy on  Participants will also be able to rate the questions and the President will answer some of the most popular ones. hopes to receive questions and opinions from all viewpoints.  Open for Questions will be a community-moderated event in order to retain focus on the designated topic and to ensure that the event remains appropriate for participants of all ages.  Accordingly, asks all participants to agree to the following Terms of Participation:

You agree to post only questions related to the economy (including topics essential to long term economic growth, such as education, fiscal responsibility, green jobs and energy, health care reform, and home ownership).

Because Americans of all ages will be part of this event, we ask all those who elect to participate to conduct themselves in a civil manner - to refrain from posting threats, obscenity, other material that would violate the law if published here, abusive language, and sexually explicit material. 

During the event, participants are able to flag questions that they believe violate these Terms of Participation.  You agree to flag only those questions you believe violate these terms.  You agree not to flag questions for any other reasons, including your disagreement with the opinions expressed. 

If several participants flag a question, it will appear less frequently in the "Featured Question" rotation, remain on other areas of the site, and be reviewed.  If the question complies with these Terms of Participation, the reviewer will restore it to the "Featured Question" rotation.  The reviewer may remove from the event off-topic questions, threats, obscenities, and material that would violate the law if published.

If you decide to provide a link to a video of yourself asking a question, you agree that such videos will comply with these Terms of Participation.

If you wish to ask the President a question, but do not want to participate in this special event, please visit  Questions submitted through this alternative will be reviewed and may be answered by the President.

These are terms of an agreement between you and By clicking Create Account, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these terms and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Questions and voting are hosted by Google Inc., but owns and has access to the data related to the questions and voting, which will be treated in accordance with the privacy policy. Google never receives your email address and does not store the IP addresses related to Open for Questions.