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House Rules

The House Rules exist so that everyone can get the best out of contributing to the site. The bbc.co.uk Terms of Use also apply to your use of Memoryshare and contributions to it.

Your contributions

Please keep your contributions civil, tasteful and relevant. We're committed to providing an atmosphere in which constructive and mature dialogue takes place. Therefore:

  • No flaming (writing angry or insulting words about a person).
  • Unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable comments are not acceptable.
  • No spamming or flooding. Don't post the same contribution more than once.
  • No advertising. We can only accept contributions that are your own opinion. We will remove posts where we suspect a vested interest.
  • No foreign languages. Posts containing languages other than English may be removed.
  • Other users should be able to understand your comments and submissions and therefore contributions with suspected hidden meanings may also be removed.
  • No impersonation. Adopting an inappropriate user name (one that is vulgar, offensive etc) is unacceptable.
  • Do not use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting the service or annoying other users.

Submitting content

By submitting any content to Memoryshare (e.g. text, images or audio visual material) you confirm your acceptance of the House Rules and the Terms of Use. Memoryshare reserves the right to change the House Rules from time to time by publishing any amendments on site. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the House Rules and by submitting a post after any changes you confirm your acceptance of any such amendments.

Personal details

Please do not include any personal details, such as your email address or phone number or anyone else's personal details, in your contributions. We will remove any personal addresses or telephone numbers unless they are publicly available e.g. a ticket line number or event venue.

Web links (URLs)

Only include suitable web links (URLs) in your contributions. Links to websites which we consider unsuitable will be removed. If you are considering including a web link, please make sure that it adds value and interest to the subject of your contribution. Unsuitable sites include those with racist material, pornographic or sexually explicit material, potentially defamatory material, anything which encourages illegal activities, material which infringes copyright, sites which purely plug or promote commercial products or services without containing material which enhances the subject matter or sites which may offend our users.

Defamatory or illegal material

You may not post any defamatory or illegal material of any nature. Posting a message with the intention of committing an illegal act is strictly prohibited.

Suspended users

Please don't post for suspended users. Anyone who posts on behalf of a suspended user may also have their account suspended. If we suspect that an account has been opened or is used by a banned user, the holder of the account may be asked to prove their identity. Failure to do so may result in the account being suspended.

Offensive comments

No harassment. Repeatedly posting personal or offensive comments about individual members of the public or people who work for the BBC will be considered harassment. We reserve the right to remove such messages and take action against those responsible.

Copyright: Only post content to Memoryshare which is your own original work and does not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of any third party. If your post includes material owned by a third party you will need to obtain their permission to be able to submit it to Memoryshare and use by the BBC. Where appropriate we recommend that you seek permission to share the stories of the people your contributions are based on. Find out more about copyright and about using and clearing third party material here.


The BBC welcomes comments on contributions but please make sure your comments are in line with these House Rules.

Antisocial behaviour

If a Memoryshare member feels that someone is behaving in an antisocial manner or breaking the House Rules, they should use the 'complaint' button to alert the Memoryshare team. However, please don't abuse the complaints system. The complaints button exists so that users can alert us to content that breaks these House Rules i.e. offensive material, not typos and spelling mistakes. If a user repeatedly abuses the complaints button we may suspend their account.

Disciplinary procedures

If you fail to abide by these House Rules and/or the BBC Terms of Use, you will be formally warned by email. Not having a current email address registered with Memoryshare will not be seen as an adequate excuse for not knowing that you have been breaking the House Rules.

  • For the first offence you will receive an official warning from the Memoryshare Editors.
  • A second offence will mean that your account is suspended for seven days.
  • A third offence will mean a suspension period of one month.
  • A fourth offence will result in your account being closed permanently.

The BBC reserves the right not to make use of, or to delete any posting or account, at any time, for any reason.

Memoryshare Moderation

The Memoryshare team do not necessarily read all of the content on Memoryshare. Instead we rely on you to alert us to any content that breaks the House Rules via the complaints system. The Memoryshare team will read the complaints and will act accordingly.


Much of the content on Memoryshare is created by Memoryshare contributors, who are members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced.


Much of the content on Memoryshare is created by Memoryshare contributors, who are members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced.

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