What we can guarantee is that This is Scilly is a safe, pleasant and healthy environment for discussion because we have created a set of house rules to ensure this is the case.
Beyond common sense, which dictates no swearing, contempt of court, racist or sexist remarks etc. we would like to highlight the following:
No videos, images or audio clips are permitted on the forum.
Anonymous comments are not encouraged unless the comment has merit and there is good reason for anonymity.
Inappropriate usernames are strictly prohibited.
Avoid capital letters as this is often attributed to a person raising their voice. Your point can be made equally well in lower case.
Offensive and overtly rude comments are strictly prohibited. Anything we deem to be objectionable will be unpublished and may result in a restriction on future posts.
Comments containing defamatory statements are withheld for your safety and ours as both parties can be held liable. We recommend that you verify information when presenting negative statements as facts, avoid jumping to conclusions, exaggerating or making subtle implications. Should you disagree with our decision you may be invited to submit further evidence to defend publication of your statement.
Comments unrelated to the subject of discussion will be considered off-topic and may not be published.
Facetious and frivolous comments will be ignored.
Spamming or flooding forums, where the same message is posted more than once is prohibited.
Advertising or promoting products on our forums is prohibited. There are numerous advertising and promotional opportunities in other areas of the site. Links to other websites are permitted if they are relevant to the discussion and not for personal gain.
If you have posted a comment that has not been published and believe it does not infringe any of the above you are welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.