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Comments Policy

LSE Southeast Asia Blog welcomes comments on all posts and will accept any reasonable or constructive comment that contributes to debate, including strong criticisms, so feel free to say what you want within reason. The blog operates a propriety filter, so comments are routed to the blog editor and not posted for public view until they have been checked. Comments will usually be moderated quickly, but please bear in mind that moderation operates on a part-time basis.

The comments system operates on the following guidelines:

  • Email privacy: Email addresses are required for commenting, but they are neither published on the blog nor shared. They may be used by the blog editor to privately contact the commenter.
  • Language and manners: This blog is for a wide audience, and comments which include offensive or inappropriate language, or considered by the blog editor to be rude and offensive, will be deleted.
  • Personal attacks: No personal attacks are permitted in this blog’s comments. You may question or argue with content, but you may not attack the blogger or any other commenter.
  • A comment is conversation: A comment which does not add to the conversation, runs off on an inappropriate tangent, or kills the conversation may be edited, or deleted.
  • Limiting links: This blog is setup to automatically hold any blog comment with more than two links in moderation, which may delay your comment from appearing on this blog. Any blog comment with more than four links could be marked as comment spam.
  • If your comment does not appear: If you leave a comment and it does not appear within a reasonable time period, and you know that it does not violate these guidelines, you can email the blog editorial manager:
  • Blocking of commenters: Anyone who violates this Comments Policy may be blocked from commenting on this blog.
  • All rights reserved: The blog committee reserves the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments. We also reserve the right to deny commenting or reading access to particular individuals or groups of people