Moderation policy

This site allows you the opportunity to post comments that will remain publicly viewable. All opinions and contributions are welcome, and we pre-moderate the comments submitted to this site. This means that submissions (ideas and comments) will not be posted if they do not follow the moderation policy. This is not about censoring your views but ensuring that this is a safe and enjoyable environment for people to comment, question and engage in debate. 

To take part we ask everyone to follow these guidelines: 

  • respect other people. Ideas and comments should not be malicious or offensive in nature, and should not constitute a personal attack on a person’s character
  • don’t incite hatred on the basis of race, religion, gender, nationality or sexuality or other personal characteristic
  • don’t include swearing, hate-speech or obscenity
  • don’t reveal personal details, such as private addresses, phone numbers, email addresses or other online contact details
  • don’t break the law – this includes libel, condoning illegal activity, and breaking copyright
  • don’t advertise commercial products and services – you can mention relevant products and services as long as they support your comment
  • don'’t impersonate or falsely claim to represent a person or organisation
  • stay on-topic. Please don’t post messages that are unrelated to this channel (including misinformation and disinformation)

If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian’s permission before submitting a comment. Users without this consent are not allowed to participate or provide us with personal information.

We aim to review and post comments within 48 hours across working days, of a comment being posted. If you have a complaint about an item of user-generated content on this site, or feel that your own content should have been posted and hasn't been, please contact us.

The views and opinions expressed on this site do not represent the views of Kingston Council. Kingston Council cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, currency or reliability of information posted by external parties.

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