Comments Policy

We want Middleast4change to be a place that everyone feels comfortable visiting, to read and comment, regardless of political perspective. People might not always like what we post, but everyone should feel invited and comment and contribute articles.

For this reason we are putting in place the following ground rules:

  1. No racist or sexist comments. This includes anti-Arab, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic comments. This includes comments that disparage, intimidate or attack a person based on perceived ethnicity or gender.
  2. No profanity.
  3. No personal attacks. We encourage spirited, passionate debate, no resort to vicious personal attack.
  4. No imposture. You can use any pseudonym you like, but if you represent yourself as someone you’re not you will be excluded.
  5. No trolling. Wikipedia defines trolling as “someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into a desired emotional response.” We hope our comment section can feature an engaged and free flowing debate.

If we judge that you have broken one of these rules your comments or contribution will not appear. The final decision is with the site editors.

We like to think that this site has become a dynamic and necessary forum. Your help will ensure that it continues to grow and develop.