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    house rules (the BBC)

    Hi,

    I am reading the comments of a report from the BBC. Some comments were removed by the moderators there with the note I quoted as below:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules.
    Source: the BBC



    Could you explain why the moderator used "house rules" there instead of website rules? If someone had violated the rules in the forums, may I say he broke house rules?

    Many thanks!

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    Re: house rules (the BBC)

    Quote Originally Posted by cheers100 View Post
    If someone had violated the rules in the forums, may I say he broke house rules?
    Yes, you may. See meaning 2 here and this definition of 'institution':

    a society or organization founded for a religious, educational, social, or similar purpose
    (COED)

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    Re: house rules (the BBC)

    Here are the BBC's house rules: BBC - Message Boards: House Rules

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