We reserve the right to take action on comments that we consider fall into the following areas:
Action we may take
We reserve the right to delete or edit any comments that in our opinion contravene any of the above guidelines. We may also delete or modify any comments which reply and/or refer to other comments which break house rules. We also reserve the right to take further action against repeat offenders.
Reader comments on The Stage website are generally post-moderated — that is, they are checked after publication and not before. Some comments may contain content or come from certain computers that trigger automated pre-moderation. In general, this is to prevent widescale “spamming” of our website, but occasionally genuine reader comments may also be placed in a queue for pre-moderation. if this happens to your post, please be patient. Comments are generally moderated during office hours Monday to Friday. Comments made outside these hours will be assessed at the earliest opportunity.
What to do if you see a comment that you think breaks house rules
Please email alistair.at.thestage.co.uk making sure to include the web address (URL) of the page on which you saw the comment, and enough information for us to identify the comment concerned.