Guidelines for commenters

We encourage lively discussion on contributions through the commenting function available for each blog post (and if you are thinking about becoming an author, see our ‘Guidelines for authors‘). We welcome constructive comments that contribute to understanding and improving the topic presented, especially to progressing concepts and methods for tackling complex societal and environmental problems.

Moderation: Your first comment will not be posted for public view until it has been checked. We aim to do this as quickly as possible, but we do occasionally sleep and engage in activities other than curating i2Insights blog. 

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Language: This blog is for a wide global audience. Please keep the language simple and easy to understand.

You may comment in a language other than English; if you do so, our preference is for you to also include an English version, otherwise we will do so using Google Translate.

Please avoid offensive or inappropriate language.

Relevance: Please keep your comments relevant to the aims of i2Insights blog. You are welcome to question or argue with the content, but please do so in a kind and constructive way, and avoid personal attacks.

Links: Where relevant, please link to other i2Insights blog posts, including those that you have authored. Otherwise, we prefer old fashioned references rather than links. We don’t have the capacity to check links or repair those that are broken. If your comment has links, it may not be published automatically and may need approval before it is posted for public view.

Editing: When we see them, we correct typographical and minor grammatical errors, as well as introducing paragraph breaks to make long comments more readable. If we make more substantial edits, we will let you know.

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Page updated: 25 February 2021