No libel or other abuse
You must not make or encourage comments which are:
· defamatory, false or misleading;
· insulting, threatening or abusive;
· obscene or of a sexual nature;
· offensive, racist, sexist, homophobic or discriminatory against any religions or other groups.
· promoting illegal activity; or
· intended to deceive
Confidentiality, privacy and contempt
Please respect people's privacy. You are not allowed to submit confidential or private information. For example, you must not upload the telephone number, email address or any other contact details of any person without their permission.
No advertising, solicitation or investigations
You must not use your contribution for:
· the promotion of any products, services or for any other commercial purpose without our prior consent;
· any fraudulent purpose;
We retain the right to remove comments that refer to any sponsorship, petition, campaign or scheme, at our discretion.
No impersonation and proper disclosure
You must not pretend to be someone else
You must not infringe another person's copyright, for example by copying and pasting content from another site and using it as your own.
Respect the spirit as well as the letter of the House Rules
In deciding what is acceptable, please also respect the spirit and tone of these rules and the community.
Removal of content
Although we do not moderate contributions, comments that violate the letter or spirit of these rules may be removed (or, if checked in advance, not published in the first place). If we do remove something, we will generally remove whole posts). This means that even if only one sentence is objectionable, the whole comment will usually be removed (or not published).
If your contribution or a thread is removed, this may be for any number of reasons. Usually, this will be because the contribution breaks these rules or is the subject of an abuse report. Sometimes, the contribution may be removed because it is connected to another contribution which is being removed. We hope that you will understand that, once properly notified of a complaint, we may have to remove a contribution (whatever the rights and wrongs).
If your content has been removed, we will usually email you to let you know. If you are aware that content has been removed, you must not deliberately resubmit the same content.