Moderation policy

We welcome your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.

We want to publish your suggested actions and comments, but we expect conversations to follow the conventions of polite discourse.

Therefore, we won’t post comments that, in our view:

  • contain abusive, obscene, indecent or offensive language
  • include defamatory, abusive, harassing or hateful remarks or make unproven or unsupported accusations against individuals or organizations
  • constitute spam, promote services or products
  • invade anyone's privacy or impersonates anyone
  • encourage conduct that may or would constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability, or that otherwise violates any local, state, national or international law or regulation anywhere in the world
  • contain long embedded URLs, excessive links or code*
  • identify any publicly-elected representative regardless of their political affiliation.

We encourage you to participate and welcome your comments. We will be pleased to hear from you at anytime the Dialogue is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, given the need to manage resources, moderating and posting of comments will generally occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible the next business day.

We don’t edit comments to remove objectionable content, so please ensure that your comment contains none of the above. 

If a comment published is deemed inappropriate or reported by another user as inconsistent with this moderation policy, it will be removed. If you are concerned about inappropriate comments please martin@engage2.co.nz.

Reporters are asked to send questions to ogp@engage2.co.nz.

*Longer technical comments can be provided via email to ogp@engage2.co.nz.We welcome your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.