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It is with somewhat reluctance that I have to publish this notice to inform all our readers to stop posting comments that are not relevant to the articles they are posting in.

Over the course of this season, we have seen numerous comments from our readers that say the exact same thing over and over again or have insulting, abusive or derogatory statements made within them towards other posters etc.

We have decided that from now on if any comment that is posted by one of our readers, is not relevant to the article that it is being posted under, then they will be deleted without hesitation. If the comments briefly talks about the article and then veers off onto another subject altogether – these comments will be edited without hesitation.

I have growing frustrated with the same people stating the same things over and over again, and while our comments section was always freely open to all to post comments on the Scottish game, these comments are now detracting from the work that we do and is dragging it down to the level of the Daily Record comments section – which was closed due to similar issues.

We do not want to close our comments section down, as we believe that our readers have the right to reply to articles, whether news pieces or opinion pieces. So that is why we have decided to issue this final warning.

We have already banned users from posting comments due to the nature of them which continually flouted the rules and regulations of posting on the site. We will not stand by and let our comments section be dragged into a bitter tit for tat bitch fest between two sets of supporters – whether their comments are factual or not.

So we ask you to stick to the relevant articles at hand, if anyone continues to flout the sites rules and regs further they will be banned from commenting on the site.

Regards,

Andy Muirhead
Editor | Scotzine.com

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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