Blog House Rules

We encourage comments from our blog readers but ask that you familiarise yourself with the below house rules which all usernames and posts will be moderated against.

All comments should also comply with our Code of Conduct and all contributions are subject to our standard Terms of Use for

House Rules
We reserve the right to not publish or to remove comments which…

  • Are considered likely to provoke, offend or are a personal attack on others
  • Are racist, sexist, homophobic, sexually explicit, abusive or otherwise objectionable
  • Contain swear words or other language likely to offend
  • Break the law or condone or encourage unlawful activity. This includes breach of copyright, defamation and contempt of court.
  • Advertise products or services for profit or gain
  • Are seen to impersonate someone else
  • Include contact details such as phone numbers, postal or email addresses
  • Are written in anything other than English
  • Are considered to be off-topic for the blog discussion
  • Contain links to other websites which break our Editorial Guidelines
  • Describe or encourage activities which could endanger the safety or well-being of others
  • Are considered to be ‘spam’, that is posts containing the same, or similar, content posted multiple times
  • Come from a username which breaches any of the above House Rules

Repeatedly posting personal or offensive comments about individual members of the public or people who work for the BBC and/or BBC Worldwide may be considered harassment. We reserve the right to remove such messages and take action against those responsible.

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