Commenting policy

Simple solutions welcomes your comments! We invite you to contribute to the discussion and engage in lively debate. Please be civil and respectful to others, leave out profanity and keep your comments constructive and on topic.
Links to external sites are accepted, but Simple solutions is not responsible for the content on those sites. Sometimes audience feedback leads to new story ideas and follow-up articles, so we reserve the right to include your comments in future coverage.

What’s acceptable?

The importance of free speech and debate in a democratic society cannot be overstated, but that doesn’t give anyone the right to make comments that are defamatory, unlawful, malicious, threatening, overly sexually explicit, profane or advocate violence. Harassing or attacking other people who comment will not be tolerated. Spam, graffiti, campaigning and advertising are also strictly prohibited.

How are the comments moderated?

All comments are post-moderated, meaning that Simple solutions may remove comments if it violates our commenting policies. If a comment disappears, it’s likely because it violated our commenting guidelines.

What if I see a comment that violates the commenting guidelines?

Please inform us in the contact mail provided at contact us.

Why are comments closed on some stories?

Due to legal concerns and the sensitive nature of some content on Simple solutions, we reserve the right to disable comments from time to time.

I see a comment that appears to be selling a ‘get-rich-quick’ scheme

We have a zero-tolerance policy for comments that promote commercial endeavours. Often these turn out to be spam. Simple solutions takes no responsibility for any of the claims made by these spammers. We will remove and ban their comments without warning. You can help keep Simple solutions spam-free by opening the drop-down menu on the upper right hand corner of the comment, and marking it as spam.