If you want to have your comment published, or if you have published a comment and it hasn’t been published, it is quite a good idea to read through this little piece.

Our starting premise is to publish most stuff, but remember this web site was set up by Arsenal supporters to set out the history of our club.

We try not to publish comments which…

1. Have nothing much to do with the article in question.  There are around 2500 articles on the site, so we hope you can find an article that deals with your topic and comment there.  If not, write an article and send it to   We tend not to publish articles that make pedantic points related to the writer’s style or other issues that really don’t have anything to do with the issue in question.

2. Contain abusive remarks about the writer of the article or other commentators, or indeed about the publisher (that’s really not a very clever idea).  Some do get through however and if you see one that is abusive against you, email the address above and give the date and time of the post, plus the sender’s name as shown next to the post.

3. Argue against the article, or indeed the entire ethos of this site without putting forward any evidence.  The point of this is that this site contains a huge amount of evidence and deduction to support its standpoint, and simply to write in and say we are wrong is, well, basically very dull and boring.

4. Simply repeat points that have been made many times before.  We expect everyone who wants to comment to do us all the courtesy of having a look through the site first, and understanding what it is about and the sort of things that have been said.

5. Contain religious points or issues, either for or against any particular religion.  It just seems irrelevant to this site and its ethos. I’m sorry if you disagree but that is where we are.

6.  Suggest that the whole basis of scientific enquiry and logical deduction is false.  If you feel our sample is warped, that’s another matter, but the essence of the scientific method is not one we are going to argue about.  It is simply too well established throughout western civilisation to be countered in a football site.  Try looking up the “scientific method” if you don’t get what I mean.

7.  Suggest that Arsenal supporters are inherently stupid or of less intrinsic value to mankind than supporters of other clubs.  (It might seem odd that we get such comments, but we do).

8. Threaten the writer or a commentator.  Please remember that if you say something that would represent criminal behaviour (such as threatening violence) if said face to face, it is criminal behaviour if you put it on a web site.  We do pass on the details of such comments and their originator to the police.

9. Do not provide a valid email address or send in articles from different email addresses and/or names from the same computer.  Sorry if you share a computer, but this is a common trick of those trying to disrupt our site.

10.  Reprints something that has been published elsewhere


On the other hand, sometimes comments that break one or more of the rules are of themselves so funny or bizarre we do actually publish them, along with the details of the sender.

Now if you’re comments are not published and you think they should be

If you’re being blocked and you’ve not broken any of the rules above, it is a bit hard to go back and undo, but if it happens write to and tell me the
  • Email address sent from
  • the user name used
  • the IP address (if you don’t know it go onto google and type in “What’s my IP address”)
  • the time (roughly) and date sent.
I’ll look at it personally, and if you are being blocked for no good reason, I’ll fix it manually.
Tony Attwood