Fencing parents’ comments policy

 Comments are welcomed and encouraged on this site, but there are some instances where comments will be edited or deleted as follows:

  • Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic.

  • Comments including profanity will be deleted.

  • Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted. Note this may include abusive, threatening, pornographic, offensive, misleading or libelous language.

  • Comments that attack an individual directly will be deleted. Heated discussion and debate is welcome, but any comments that include a personal attack or hurtful words – against either Fencing Parents or a participant in the discussion – is not acceptable.

  • Comments that harass other posters will be deleted. Please be respectful toward other contributors.

  • Impersonation of any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity

  • Anonymous comments will be deleted. We only accept comment from posters who identify themselves.

  • Comments that violate any applicable laws or regulations

We ask that you respect the rights of others to their own views, beliefs and preferences, and keep discussion ‘on topic’.

Clarity and intent

Be mindful that you may be misunderstood if you are not clear in your meaning. Review the content of your comment before posting, to best ensure your message will be taken as intended.

Without knowing the others involved in a discussion, it is not always possible to ensure your intention will be clear. You have an obligation, however, to make a clear and obvious effort.

Remember that text is not always an ideal medium for discussion. The tone of your comment – be it serious, sarcastic or light-hearted – will not always be obvious. (Replying to an offended participant with “clearly you can’t take a joke” or “you obviously don’t understand sarcasm” is not a get-out-of-jail-free card.)

We accept criticism of our work, and will never take action against a comment or participant who chooses to voice disagreement or concern with our work.

It should be noted, however, that we will not allow the comments section of any article to become bogged down with discussion of our moderation policies, and we will moderate accordingly.

MODERATION: If a comment critical of our work has been deleted, there will have been other factors involved, such as unnecessarily abusive or hurtful words. We will always take action against such a comment, in defence of our guests and of our writers alike.

If a comment is removed, related comments may also be removed – whether offensive or not – so as to avoid a series of nonsensical ‘leftover’ comments.

As noted, we will not always enter into discussion with every user affected by moderation, be it a deleted comment or a banned user.

The owner of this blog reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the blog without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time. If you have any questions on the commenting policy, please let us know at editor@fencingparents.org.