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The terms under which the Coat of Arms can be used are detailed on the It's an Honour website.
Moderation policy and process
- Your comments are relevant or on-topic;
- Your comments are not inflammatory, unreasonable or obscene;
- You are civil and respectful of others and their opinions (including not impersonating anyone and not posting someone’s personal information without their permission); and
- Your behaviour is in line with relevant laws.
This blog uses a post-moderation process: your comment is basically published immediately – after going through some automated system checks.
The first is a human verification step to deter spam bots: when you submit a comment, you are asked to include a user name and an email address. You don’t have to include your actual details; you may post under a pseudonym.
In most cases, we’ll close comments on posts after 3 months. This is primarily to block spam comments from appearing on older posts; if you wish to provide feedback on or discuss an older post, please let us know.
If we make a mistake, again please let us know and we will deal with it as quickly as we can.
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