Bristol24-7 encourages free, open and civil discussion on all our articles (except those where legal proceedings are active), so that people can add their viewpoint and add to the knowledge base of an article.
However, we moderate all comments before they appear on site. We try to approve as many as possible though some comments cannot be published. Our criteria for non-approval of comments includes:
- Libellous comments – those that make defamatory claims
- Personal abuse of the article author or other people who have commented – you can call someone’s views idiotic, but don’t call them an idiot
- Racist, sexist and homophobic material and comments likely to incite violence or religious hatred
- Spam – any comments that are clearly submitted en masse to provide links to external sites will not be approved and, in extreme cases, the originating IP address and/or email address will be barred. Other comments that include links back to external websites will be approved or declined at the discretion of the editor. Remember, the comments section is not there for free advertising.
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In all cases, the editor’s decision is final.
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