There have recently been a number of comments to
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We are sorry but due to the unprecedented number of comments received regarding the Lydd school story, the number of new comments which we print in the letters category will be cut. An index of comments will remain on our front page for another seven days.
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Until recently the Chatterbox had run for nearly three years without any problems but it is now being used to post material which some readers are finding offensive.
The posts derive from a very small proportion of our guests who fail to sign their postings. They have upset many of the regular and new readers.
Although the Hawkinge Gazette has a policy which covers libellous, threatening and illegal postings we have up to now not had to address the problem which is now manifesting itself.
In view of this, we are asking all readers to please use the Chatterbox, in a considerate manner.
Any offensive postings will now be removed.
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