Comments FAQ

Rules on Commenting

We’ve established the following rules regarding commenting on Please note that these rules also apply to comments containing rich media such as images (including avatar) and videos.

My comment isn’t shown on your site, why?

Either your comment is still awaiting moderation or it wasn’t approved in the moderation process. Comment moderation means that all comments are checked by a moderator before they appear on our blog to ensure that they are not against our rules.

I cannot post a comment, why?

Usually, everyone should be able to post a comment on our blog. You don’t need to be signed in to do that. It is possible that discussions may be closed to new comments, because the blog post is already a couple of months/years old or the discussion was manually closed, because the majority of comments did not comply with our rules.

In very rare cases moderators restrict accounts from posting on the blog.

We reserve the right to fail comments which…

  • are considered likely to disrupt, provoke, attack or offend 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
  • 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
  • are considered to be off-topic for the blog discussion

We welcome constructive feedback about the content on, but please make sure your comments are in line with the rules mentioned above. Repeatedly posting personal or offensive comments about individual members of the public may be considered harassment. We reserve the right to remove such messages and take action against those responsible.