Commenting guidelines

To ensure this is a safe and inclusive space where everyone feels able to contribute openly, we have put together some simple commenting guidelines for the National Housing Federation website.

We welcome and encourage debate and discussion but we will not tolerate personal attacks.

We acknowledge criticism of the articles we publish, but we will not allow persistent misrepresentation of the National Housing Federation or authors on the site.

We will not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia or other forms of hate-speech. We will delete anything that could be seen as unlawful, libellous, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane or offensive.

Be polite and keep it clean. Respect other people’s views, beliefs and emotions. We reserve the right to remove any content that might be found offensive or threatening.

Respect that these are individuals opinions and not necessarily the view of their employers.

Please keep conversations relevant. We want to encourage discussion, so if you’d like to suggest a blog, please email us.

Spam and advertising content will be deleted.

Although the discussion threads aren’t formally moderated, we do pay close attention to them. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments that do not meet our standards.

When making moderation decisions, we will take these, as well as the context in which comments are made, into account.