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Moderation Policy


This Moderation Policy covers policy for online discussions and posting of content using the Data Revolution consultation website.

Moderation Aims

This service includes many differing opinions and experiences. You may find opinions that you disagree with and some that you may find offensive. Our aim at all times is to provide a place where the maximum discussion can take place.

We try to be as fair as we can when moderating but in a large community of users, with many different viewpoints, there will always be some people that will not be happy with our moderation policies. the views expressed on this forum do not necessarily reflect the views of the Independent Expert Advisory Group on a data revolution for sustainable development.

How To Report Abuse

Report abuse by informing the Moderator. Please note that abuse reports are confidential and are not seen by the abuser. Abuse can be reported at undatarevolution [ at ] for any other consultation submissions please use the private submission form.

Libelous Content

If you feel you have been defamed or libelled in the forum, your first step should be to contact the Moderator to have the offending post removed. The Moderator’s e mail address is undatarevolution[ at ]

Why Was My Abuse Report Not Accepted?

The Moderator may or may not accept that the issue you highlight is actually abusive under our rules.

What To Do If Your Post Is Moderated

If your post is edited or deleted, you will either be sent a Private Message or a note from the Moderator will be added to your message. If you still don’t understand why you were moderated then email the Moderator.

You Should Not

  • Post the same message again
  • Taunt the Moderator


We will make reasonable attempts to publish comments with 24hrs during working week days and 48 hours during weekends. In order to promote discussion we will moderate the first comment by a user and their subsequent replies will be post-moderated.


We cannot guarantee to moderate any post or topic completely.

Ownership and Liability of Posts

Messages posted at this site are the sole opinion and responsibility of the poster. We retain the right to edit, delete, transfer, keep and share posts at our sole discretion.

The Rules

Extend Basic Courtesy to All Users

Always be respectful of other users, the system, and the Moderator.

Commercial Posts

These pages are not a venue for unsolicited advertisements of any kind. It will be the sole discretion of the Moderator as to what constitutes an advertisement. Commercial posts will not be published.

Personal Insults

Do not directly insult other users on the forum. Personal insults do not contribute to the discussion and, if not checked, they lower the tone. If someone insults you, do not insult them back or you will be given a warning. Please report the abuse instead.

Off-Topic Posts/Threadjacking

Please stay within the topic area of the section you are posting a message in, and within any topic that another poster may have started. A certain amount of straying from the topic can be expected, but we will warn and delete post that try to hijack a discussion about one topic into another.

Inciting Illegal Behaviour

Posts inciting illegal behaviour are not acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to posts discussing places to steal items, to copy or hack software, etc.

Graphics & Images

We do not allow nudity on any part of the forum.

We will delete images that are disturbing to our readers, such as images of violence or death.

We delete oversized pictures. Please keep your pictures less than 800 pixels wide.

Do Not Post In All Caps

They are difficult to read and many people think they are the equivalent of shouting.

Illegal Materials

We will check for materials that may be defamatory, infringe copyright or other Intellectual Property Rights, or are illegal for any other reason, including, but not limited to, Contempt of Court, pornography, or promoting terrorism and reserve the right to delete or amend any materials that in the Moderator’s reasonable opinion are likely to fall foul of the law.

The Final Word

The Moderator’s decision is always final.