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Our comment and community guidelines

The purpose of this platform is exchange. The comment function should make a factual discussion possible. In order to warrant this, the editorial staff reserves the right to delete comments which are detrimental to such a discussion or do not refer to it. There is no entitlement to publication.
More information can be found in our Comment-Guidelines.

Commenting guidelines

Conversational tone

This platform serves the purpose of sharing ideas and opinions. The comment feature is meant to facilitate a reasonable, balanced discussion. To ensure this, the editorial staff reserves the right to delete contributions, which are not conducive to such discussion and do not refer to the articles. There is no right of publication for the users.

  • Treat other users as you wish to be treated yourself.
  • Always remember that you are dealing with human beings and not with virtual characters. Present tough arguments, but never attack someone personally or use arguments that relate to a person.
  • Insults, sexual innuendo as well as sexist or racist statements are prohibited.
  • Everyone has the right to his or her own opinion. Therefore, never try to impose your opinions on others.

Violations of these policies will not be tolerated

We reserve the right to delete, edit, move, or close threads and posts. Everyone is responsible for his or her own published posts.The following actions are strictly prohibited and shall entitle METRO AG to delete the relevant comment and withdraw the registration:

  • Misuse as advertising space for websites or services
  • Automated posting of comments
  • Commercial or private offers for sale of goods or services
  • Racism and hate speech
  • Statements that incite violence against people, institutions, or companies
  • Pornography
  • Insults and degradations of persons in any form
  • Infringement of third party rights, especially of copyright
  • Call for demonstrations and rallies of any political orientation

 Furthermore, we reserve the right to delete the following comments: 

  • Comments that are not written in English
  • Comments that are not related to the post commented upon


The comments on our articles solely reflect the opinion of individual readers. METRO AG does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the contents.