Our posting policy for discussions and comments
Posting in Media UK's discussion area, or commenting on articles? Here's our simple policy.
We sub-edit things
Media UK's admin team may sub-edit your comments. We may improve your posting's title to get you more views, or to make it clearer in the context of our discussion area. We can make your posts and comments look technically better, and we can also correct some spelling for clarity's sake. We'll not change anything more fundamentally (unless for a legal reason); and we will not edit to change your context. We don't sub-edit every comment that happens on Media UK - we've not the team to do that.
We remove personal insult
Sometimes, we'll also sub-edit to remove personal insult, while keeping your argument intact. We don't need the personal insult stuff. We do love a good argument.
Please use a real name
Our users really like seeing real names: it helps constructive debate by ensuring that people are who they say they are. When you log in, we'll take your name from the service you used to log in, and link to your profile on that service when we can.
Don't sell things
Overtly commercial messages may be removed. It's fine to mention your work or products in the course of a discussion, particularly when they're useful to the community; but not so fine to kick off a message with a blunt press release.
We might hide or remove posts completely
We welcome plurality of opinion. We don't like ad-hominem attacks: attack someone's opinion, not the person making it. We reserve the right to remove or hide posts that are rude or offensive, or for any other reason that we deem necessary to ensure a great discussion area. Free speech has limitations, after all. Media UK editors will not remove posts that simply disagree with their views.
Media UK's discussion area is different: we're here to be constructive and an interesting quality read - not to concentrate on anonymous discussion quantity. The above policy is different, too. We hope you enjoy using us; and you're welcome to comment on these policies below.
i would just like to ask the question of who wrote the article Perfect time to change clocks as they need to get there facts correct, clocks go forward in spring not back