Polis conversation moderation

To ensure the Polis conversation remains respectful and productive, comments are moderated. The moderation protocol may vary depending on who is running your Polis conversation, but the following protocol is generally used.

Comments will be rejected if they:

  • are off-topic or nonsensical.
  • contain profanities.
  • seek to advertise or spam.
  • duplicate an existing comment – but if there are important nuances that distinguish the new comment, it will be approved.
  • contain identifiable and private information about you or someone else.
  • may present a risk to participants, including comments that contain hate speech.
  • make claims of fact that can't easily be verified – stick to expressing your views based on your values and experiences, so we won't need to reject or edit your comment.

Comments may be edited:

  • if the comment contains multiple ideas – we'll split ‘double-barrelled comments’ into multiple comments, so others can agree/disagree with each.
  • if important typos or spelling errors may limit understanding.
  • to retain the sentiment but remove unverified claims of fact.
  • to reformulate the comment to make it easier for others to agree or disagree with (e.g. 'We should...' or 'The University should...').

For more information, please contact the person running the Polis conversation you are participating in.