Comment Moderation Policy

The City of Durham Trust’s blog is available on the News section of the website..

The Trust welcomes comments from the public. Additionally, Trustees would be glad to publish occasional ‘guest posts’ from members on request. However, it should be remembered that any post or comment is in the public domain. People are free to state their personal views and opinions. However, when posting or making comments, please observe our guidelines:

  • be respectful of others
  • do not use language that is offensive or inflammatory (e.g. language that is threatening, racist, sexist, homophobic, swearing, or obscene)
  • do not break the law (e.g. make libellous comments)
  • do not use the blog for party political purposes
  • do not post personal information about yourself or other people (e.g. addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses)
  • do not endorse or promote any commercial activity, product or service
  • do not post unsuitable links (e.g. links that initiate file downloads or that point to sites that contravene these guidelines)

When you first make a post or comment this will be moderated. If acceptable it will be posted and from then on your posts or comments will be unmoderated. However, all posts and comments will be regularly checked by the website administrators. The Trust reserves the right to edit posts/comments to remove unsuitable text, or to delete the whole post/comment.

People who spam the site, impersonate others, make false claims or use other people’s accounts will be banned.