Moderation policy

Comments added to the site by registered, logged-in members will appear on the site without moderation.

Comments added to the site by unregistered or not logged-in users will not appear until they have been moderated.

Ideas and applications submitted are always moderated before appearing on the site.

The Data.gov.uk Team will sometimes edit content before it appears on the site. Such editing will take place only if we feel that it will make the content more understandable (for example, amending typos or moving content into correct fields) or easier to view (for example, if images uploaded are too large for the site or a title is too long). We will not change the substance or meaning of a contribution to the site.

The Data.gov.uk Team will always strive to moderate content added within a 24 hour period during the working week. Comments added over the weekend or bank holidays will be moderated on first subsequent working day.

If your submission to the site does not appear on the site, or is removed, it means that the Data.gov.uk team feel that the contribution does not comply with the code of conduct of the site.

Where possible or appropriate we will contact you to explain why your contribution did not fit with the guidelines, with suggestions of how the content could be re-phrased so that it can appear on the site.

If you have a query about why your contribution has not appeared on the site, our participation guidelines or approach to moderation, please contact us at team@data.gov.uk

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