Moderation policy

This site operates a moderation policy to ensure that comments are appropriate and not harmful to others. Moderation is performed by the City of Edinburgh Council, who will be responsible for moderation in accordance with the terms set out below.

Comments which include any of the following may be deleted:

  • Threats or incitements to violence
  • Incitements to hatred on the basis of race, religion, gender, nationality or sexuality or other personal characteristic
  • Use of obscenity
  • Duplicative or substantially duplicative postings by the same person or entity, which could constitute spamming of the site
  • Personal details, such as private addresses, phone numbers, email addresses or other online contact details
  • Postings seeking employment or containing advertisements for a commercial product or service
  • Information posted in violation of law, including libel, condoning or encouraging illegal activity, revealing classified information, or infringing on a copyright or trademark.

We value your time and input, and our desire is to remove as few posts as possible while ensuring that a focused, constructive discussion takes place. However, moderators reserve the right to remove posts if they are thought to be in breach of this moderation policy.

This moderation policy is subject to change to address additional matters as may be warranted. If you have a complaint about an item of user-generated content on this site, or feel that your own content was removed in error, please contact us.