Keeping it healthy
We take the approach here that we deliver the news and you provide the opinion. We’re not like newspapers that often have agendas. Whilst we encourage you to comment and make your feelings well known we’d prefer that you keep it civilised by following theses guidelines. Thanks!
- Be constructive. If you don’t like something, or don’t agree with something, say why. Expand on your views and thoughts.
- Don’t self-promote too much. We don’t mind you putting links to relevant blog posts in comments or websites, but if you keep linking to ‘Mr Taylor’s Repair Shop’ and your name is Mr Taylor then we’ll probably remove, or edit, your comments.
- Don’t say anything defamatory. Defamation is a law that protects the reputation of people, don’t say something about someone that you can’t provide evidence for. If a comment is likely to be defamatory, we’ll take it down if asked to and you’ll most likely be banned from making comments in future. We have to be very careful here else we’ll get in trouble – and it’s our houses on the line!
- Authors may reply. Please keep in mind that people who write for this website are volunteers, a lot of people write about their passion or hobby. If you’re going to slag them off, be constructive and be aware they might reply in the comments and challenge you. Be prepared to respond to their argument.
- Use your real name. (If you can.) Don’t be a keyboard warrior, if you say something on the web you should be confident enough to say it offline. We believe that it’s easy to be less than civil when hiding behind a pseudonym rather than accepting personal accountability so we’d prefer real names, please.
If you want to make a complaint, either about a comment or something we’ve posted on the site, please e-mail us so we can discuss it.