Blog comments and moderation policy

All our blogs are open to comment from the general public. When posting comments, please observe our site participation guidelines:

  • be respectful of others who use this site
  • stay on topic
  • keep comments concise
  • do not use language that is offensive, inflammatory or provocative (this includes, but is not limited to, swearing and obscene or vulgar comments)
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  • do not make any commercial endorsement or promotion of any product, service or publication not relevant to the discussion (we reserve the right not to publish such comments)

Blog comments are moderated to check they comply with our blog participation guidelines above. If comments don’t comply they will not be published.