Commenting Terms & Conditions

We are keen to promote discussion on any of the topics covered on this website, and encourage readers to comment. In the interests of keeping discussions constructive we reserve the right to screen, edit and delete comments, and have a few rules that we use to moderate discussions:


Please be polite. We embrace healthy disagreement, but comments should be about the subject matter not about the person. Please avoid ad hominem attacks and libelous comments. It goes without saying that anything sexist, racist, obscene, etc. will be deleted.

Please stay on topic. Anything well off subject may be removed to keep discussion focused, and anything over a few paras may be edited.

Only post your own work. It’s fine (and positively encouraged) to link to sources and quote, but please don’t pass off other people’s work as your own otherwise you risk breaching copyright.

Respect people’s privacy. No posting of email addresses or phone numbers.

Be yourself. Impersonating anyone else will result in a permanent ban.

We are not a marketing opportunity. Please don’t use our site to advertise, promote, recruit for or raise awareness of your business, cause or organization.


You are solely responsible for anything you post. Please refer to our full terms and conditions for more information on using the GENeS website.