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It is through these guidelines that we endeavour to keep discussions civil, so that everyone feels that they can have their say. Those who breach the guidelines will be given suspensions that may last up to 7 days; if they repeatedly fail to follow the guidelines they will be banned. This is at our absolute discretion.
While the majority of bans are permanent and irreversible, a ban subject to review may be removed if a commenter agrees to strictly abide by our guidelines in the future.
If you see a message saying that your account is suspended or banned, it means a suspension or ban has been placed on the account for violation of our guidelines. Please refer to the section above why this may be so.
If you think this may be an error, please get in touch with our Customer Care team. If the suspension was deemed to be in error, it will be reversed. If not, individual requests for justification will not be answered with further detail.