We are committed to nurturing a friendly, safe and vibrant community where people feel they can express their opinions and get into discussions without fear of personal attack, so anyone breaking our rules below will have their comments hidden or deleted.

  1. Respect others, including blog/post authors and moderators. No defamatory, abusive, threatening, offensive, obscene, harassing, harmful, inflammatory or racist contributions, and no personal attacks or comments that incite violence.
  2. Be nice.
  3. Keep comments constructive, on-topic and to an appropriate length. No need to make your point multiple times in multiple posts – once is perfect.
  4. No advertising or spam. Please don’t bother – it will just be deleted!
  5. Be careful about posting personal information for yourself or anyone else – no telephone numbers or addresses.
  6. Mind your language; remember that children read this site.
  7. Likewise, no offensive or inappropriate usernames.
  8. And we’re not going to debate whether climate change is real. Sorry but that’s not up for discussion. It’s not helpful, constructive or representative of scientific consensus.

Individuals who violate the rules in a serious way, or multiple times, will be banned from commenting, and we reserve the right to use our discretion as to how these rules are interpreted and applied. If you’d like to complain about any comments posted, please email us with the details.

So, with that out of the way, please get stuck in, have fun and comment away! We can’t promise to reply to every comment but we do read them all, and if you see a comment going unanswered, please feel free to jump in yourself.