Our Community Policies

Community Policies and Standards

Community policy standards and participation guidelines

 

We’ll delete: personal attacks directed at anyone; all forms of discrimination (or posts that could be interpreted as such); posts we believe exist only to provoke or mislead; posts identifying or sharing the personal information of another person (including children) without their consent; and comments that are commercial or repeatedly shared external links.

Be respectful

Treat people with the respect you’d like to receive. Admit when you’re wrong. You’ll come across opinions you disagree with. That doesn’t make them invalid.

Aim to add a new idea to each approach rather than repeating what’s already been said. Move on if things get stuck.

We’ll distinguish between constructive comments and smear campaigns. We’ll remove any deliberate attempts to misinform, distort facts or misrepresent the opinions of others.

Be legal

Don’t post anything that may put us or yourself in legal jeopardy – nothing defamatory, nothing in breach of copyright.

What we’ll do

We reserve the right to remove comments that breach these standards and lock accounts of individuals who breach them repeatedly. We take a zero tolerance approach to discrimination, bullying, illegal and terroristic activities.

If anything is posted that is illegal, we have the obligation to report the person, post, comment, meme, ad, page, or group to the authorities.

If anything is posted that is terroristic in nature, we have the obligation to report the person, post, comment, meme, ad, page, or group to the authorities.

 

Replies to comments that have been deleted may themselves be deleted, either to remove the thread or because they don’t make sense out of context. Comments may be closed if these standards aren’t met.