Keep it civil – AKA, don’t be a jerk
We’re going to get into a lot of heated discussions and that’s okay. These discussions often involve topics that we all personally care a lot about and will passionately defend. But in order for discussions to thrive here, we need to remember to criticise ideas, not people.
So, remember to avoid:
- ad hominem attacks
- responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content.
- knee-jerk contradiction
Comments that we find to be hateful, inflammatory, or harassing may be removed. If you don’t have something nice to say about another user, don't say it. Treat others the way you’d like to be treated.
Always strive to add value to every interaction and discussion you participate in
If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.
Keep it tidy
Help make moderators’ lives easier by taking a moment to ensure that what you’re about to post is in the right place. That means:
- don’t post off-topic comments
- don’t cross-post the same thing multiple times
If you see something inappropriate, say something
Moderators are at the forefront of combating spam, mediating disputes and enforcing community guidelines and so are you.
If you see an issue, contact the moderators if possible or flag any comments for review.