Moderating Comments

In general, The Wire will delete comments that:

  1. Are abusive, intimidating, threatening or inflammatory
  2. Make offensive generalisations
  3. Ramble without a point
  4. Peddle pseudoscience
  5. Lower the debate with irrelevant whataboutery
  6. Use offensive or insensitive language
  7. Are typed in all-caps
  8. Are typed in a language other than English
  9. Are irrelevant to the article in question
  10. Contain self-promotional material
  11. Resort to ad hominem attacks or run down a piece with adjectives rather than arguments
  12. Give gratuitous advice to The Wire

The Wire also reserves the right to edit comments to remove material that does not conform to our guidelines.