Community and Commenting Guidelines

Your comments matter to us at Sifted. 

Your insights help to put our reporting in context, provide different perspectives on our journalism and give us ideas for stories we should cover in the future. They can also be whip smart — and very funny.

We want to encourage all of our readers to join the conversations begun on our site, while ensuring that Sifted remains an inclusive and safe place.

To keep Sifted a space for thoughtful, free-ranging discussion, we ask you to follow the set of guidelines below.


Personal attacks, strong opinions and discrimination

Sharing the space

Criticism of Sifted and our journalists

Trolling and misleading

Promoting and impersonating


If your comment doesn’t appear immediately, it’s because it contains words or links that automatically refer the comment for moderation. When this happens our moderators will usually review your comment within 24 hours. We may remove comments for legal reasons.