This page contains our comments policy. Kindly take the time to read through it.
We moderate comments on this site and we do care to read through all of them. The commenters take sole responsibility for their comments. While we completely support the readers’ need to freely express themselves on this site, as moderators, we would like to lay some guidelines:
* Required Information: As a commenter, you will need to provide your name (can be your nickname, doesn’t matter) and a valid email address. The email information is required to tackle comment-spam as well as for contacting individual readers. We will not reveal your email information to a third party.
* For first time commenters: If you don’t see your comment appearing immediately, it is because all new user comments are held for moderation by the system. We do check our moderation queue regularly, although allow for at most 24 hours for your comment to be visible. If it doesn’t then your comment was either considered unsuitable or there was an error by the comment moderation system. If you thought your comment was valid, the validity of which is explained subsequently in this page, feel free to Contact us.
* For returning users: If you don’t see your comment appearing, it could be because it was held in the moderation queue wrongly or we found it unsuitable. Again you are welcome to get in touch with us.
* Acceptable/Unacceptable Comments:The following are do’s and don’t for commenters on this site.
o Try to keep the discussion on topic. If you are interested in discussing broader football topics, check out the forum. Post your comments in related threads where possible or run the risk of having your comments deleted.
o We don’t mind it if you are not a United supporter, as long as you don’t seek to wind others up. Don’t forget that, first and foremost, this is a United blog and the majority of people may not agree with your opinions. Don’t be surprised to see articles written through red tinted specs. You might feel as though you have made a sensible comment but it hasn’t appeared on the blog. This may be because several other non-United supporters have made the same point and repetition of non-United viewpoints has no place here. Also, childish WUM language like “Manure” or “Munichs” will be deleted. Essentially, this is a United blog and if you have a problem with not being able to express excessive negative opinions directed at United, tough.
o Foul language is acceptable provided it is not aimed at a fellow commenter.
o Do not verbally abuse other people who have made comments.
o Do not type your comments in CAPITAL LETTERS. Use it very sparingly if you must, but only for emphasis. We will not tolerate entire sentences written in caps. For many, use of capital letters amounts to shouting at the reader and it is not good commenting etiquette.
If you have any questions or problems in regards to commenting on the blog, get in touch with us via the “Contact” tab at the top of the page.
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