Comments Guidelines

The Being Better Matters website provides an inclusive and constructive environment for people who wish to discuss contents published here. Our aim is to make Being Better Matters the place where everybody interested in our topics will always find intelligent and valued contents and discussions.

We welcome debate, dissent and disagreement, in a way that is respectful. Personal attacks, against authors or other commenters, persistent trolling and libeling will not be tolerated.

We kindly request you to act with maturity and consideration for other people, avoiding unpleasant behaviors like:

  • infringing the law;
  • using swear words or other language likely to offend;
  • harassing, threatening or causing distress or inconvenience to any other person;
  • flaming: posting something that’s angry and mean-spirited;
  • trolling: saying deliberately provocative things just to stir up trouble;
  • attempting to impersonate somebody else;
  • posting in a way to disrupt the normal flow of conversation
  • using multiple accounts to annoy users or to avoid moderation.

Comments are moderated at the sole discretion of Being Better Matters. We will reserve the right to delete comments which:

  • Advertise a product or a service
  • Risk breaching copyright law
    Copyright law exists to stop someone from taking another person’s work and passing it off as their own. Breaking copyright law can result in being taken to court. Please do not post large chunks of text copied from other sources as this may be an infringement of copyright. Short quotes to illustrate a point may be permissible, although this is at our discretion.
  • Are not in English
  • Are offensive
    We will not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia or other forms of hate-speech, or contributions (based on religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age) that could be interpreted as such.
  • Contain potentially libelous or defamatory statements
    Defamation laws exist to protect individuals or organizations from unwarranted, mistaken or untruthful attacks on their reputation. Posting a defamatory statement on a blog is the same as publishing it in a newspaper or magazine and can result in a court case if a formal complaint is made. In order to avoid breaking defamation laws in your comments, please ensure that you verify the information in your comment, especially when presenting negative statements as facts. Also avoid jumping to conclusions, exaggerating or making subtle implications. Remember that adding the word ‘allegedly’ to a statement does not stop it being defamation.
  • Contain spam
  • Contain direct links
    In order to avoid unsuitable links we strongly recommend to avoid any form of link in your comment
  • Are off-topic
    Comments that are unrelated to the subject of discussion are considered ‘off-topic’. Discussion of moderation and moderation decisions are off topic unless otherwise stated. To comment, complain or appeal against moderation please contact us

You retain ownership of your comments and are solely responsible for what you post. Being Better Matters does not own them and we expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from them. By commenting on Being Better Matters, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve us from any and all liability that may result from those postings.

If you are aged 16 or under, please get the permission of your parent or guardian before participating. Users without this consent are not allowed to participate.

In short, when you post a comment, be:

  • Relevant
  • Respectful
  • Honest
  • Responsible