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KEEN-eyed users of this website may have noticed that we’ve introduced a new feature to each article – a small button which asks "Offensive or inappropriate?"

KEEN-eyed users of this website may have noticed that we’ve introduced a new feature to each article – a small button which asks "Offensive or inappropriate?"

This is to allow our users to report abuse, bad language or other comments which fall outside of our normal publishing guidelines.

It is not designed to be a way of continuing a conversation (you still have to submit comments in the normal way for that to happen) or to complain if a person posts a comment you do not agree with.

We encourage debate on almost all the articles of the day. We're often asked how the moderation system works, or why some comments aren't published, and so have produced these guidelines to help users get their voice heard.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions on this issue, please submit them below or send me an email to lee.swettenham@menmedia.co.uk.

 

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