Moderation policy

This website lets you post comments that will remain publicly viewable. The site therefore operates a moderation policy to ensure that comments are appropriate and not harmful to others. Moderation is performed by Leicester City Council staff who are responsible for moderation in accordance with the terms set out below.

Comments which include any of the following will not be posted:

  • Threats or incitements to violence
  • Use of swearing, hate speech or obscenity
  • Duplicative or substantially duplicative postings by the same person or entity
  • Requests for or offers of employment
  • Advertisements for commercial products or services
  • Information posted in violation of law, including libel, condoning or encouraging illegal activity, revealing classified information, or infringing on a copyright or trademark
  • Personal details (such as private addresses, phone numbers, email addresses or other online contact details)
  • Anything that impersonates or falsely claims to represent a person or organisation
  • Non-English content (unfortunately, we do not have the resource to moderate comments in other languages)

While we invite open participation and diverse viewpoints to be shared, the main goal is to seek honest views on the stated challenge. Accordingly, our moderators reserve the right to remove posts which do not address some aspect of that purpose.

Should a post be refused, we will notify the person who submitted it, explaining why we have refused the post.

Posts will be pre-moderated, meaning they will not be available online until they have been checked by a moderator.

We deeply value your time and input, and our desire is to remove as few posts as possible while ensuring that a focused, constructive discussion takes place. This moderation policy is subject to change to address additional matters as may be warranted. If you have a complaint about an item of user-generated content on this site, or feel that your own content was removed in error, please contact us.