Comment Policy

We feel incredibly lucky to have such an active and engaged community. You’re not shy when it comes to telling us what you think, which is one of the main reasons MMA was created in the first place.

We don’t like to moderate comments, and as regular readers will be aware, we have no issue with publishing pretty much anything you submit (positive or negative). However, some comments have no place on a story and for the reasons outlined below, we have no choice but to remove them.

We reserve the right to publish, share or otherwise market comments.  Once you leave a comment it becomes the property of MMA.  We will never share your personal information with anyone.

Comments not related to the post – We don’t see the point in allowing comments which have no relevance or are completely unrelated to the post.

Comment Fields – Although there are several fields evident in the comments section, i.e. name, email address, website, it is NOT NECESSARY to fill out all of these fields in order to post your comment.

Offensive behavior – Pretty straightforward really, The comment forum isn’t a place for offensive behavior of any kind. Fundamentally that applies to unnecessary or gratuitous swearing and /or abusing readers or contributors without provocation.  If you insult any author or contributor without cause your comment will be deleted.  A spirited debate is encouraged but name calling is not.

Personal details – We don’t recommend leaving phone numbers or email addresses in the comments section.

Links - Outbound links, including videos, are not permitted in comments and will be removed.

Posting your comment – Make certain to remain on the page until your comment appears.  If you leave the page before the comment loads your comment will not appear.

Complicated gibberish:

(a) By posting your Content using the Services, you are granting an unrestricted, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, and fully transferable, assignable, and sublicensable right and license to use, copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create collective or derivative works from, distribute, perform and display your Content in whole or in part and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You further warrant that all so-called moral rights in the content have been waived.

(b) By posting content to the Blog, you warrant and represent that you either own or otherwise control all of the rights to that content, including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the content, or that your use of the content is a protected fair use. You agree that you will not knowingly provide material and misleading false information. You represent and warrant also that the content you supply does not violate these Terms. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that your postings do not disclose confidential and/or proprietary information, including personal financial information, information covered by a nondisclosure agreement, and information that you are not authorized to disclose. We caution you not to disclose personal information about yourself or your children, such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, etc.

(c) You agree to indemnify and hold Us and Our affiliated companies, and their directors, officers and employees, harmless for any and all claims or demands, including reasonable attorney fees, that arise from or otherwise relate to your use of the Blog, any content you supply to the Blog, or your violation of these Terms or the rights of another.

In conclusion we want our readers to have fun and enjoy the spirit of lively conversation.  We hope you enjoy your visit and welcome your feedback.  The comment section of this policy has been activated so that readers can leave feedback.

Updated: April 17, 2013