News Comment Policy

Here are some examples of the type of comments that fall foul of our moderators:

  •     racism and other hate language;
  •     obscene words with letters substituted;
  •     semi-literate spelling;
  •     uncivil behavior towards other commentators;
  •     incitement to violence;
  •     comments that have nothing to do with the story;
  •     comments that have been pasted across multiple stories;
  •     comments that are unusually long, unless they’re very well written;
  •     excessive use of capital letters.